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Angela Merkel test pilots China style internet surveillance (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Angela Merkel’s government push in Germany to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to hand over data, emails, passwords and other information of people accused of ‘hate speech’.

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Via Breitbart…

Angela Merkel’s government is preparing a new bill that will force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to hand over data, including passwords, of those accused of engaging in “hate speech” online.

Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht, a member of the Social Democrats (SPD), is preparing the bill, which will force service providers, email hosts, online retailers, and others to give the government the usernames, passwords, IP addresses, and more of suspects, MDR reports.

Lambrecht was slammed by many over the proposal, with Hamburg’s data protection officer Johannes Caspar calling it an attack on privacy.

“The fight against the ugly phenomena of right-wing extremism and hate crime apparently acts as a door opener for a comprehensive expansion of state control powers,” he warned.

The German minister defended herself and the bill, claiming that the passwords and data would only be requested as part of a court order and only in serious cases.

“It is not a question of asking for passwords en masse, it is a completely wrong representation and not at all the point and purpose,” she said.

Populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) politician Joana Cotar said the proposed legislation was a “fight against the free Internet” and argued it would be used to silence citizens critical of the German government.

The far-left Die Linke agreed with the AfD, accusing the government of setting up a surveillance state.

Germany already has one of the most draconian sets of laws concerning “hate” on social media, including approving legislation imposing fines of up to 50 million euros on social media companies who do not remove hate content in what the government considers a timely manner.

The German authorities are also known to engage in large-scale raids of citizens accused of spreading “hate speech” online, with a 2016 raid seeing 60 homes searched across 14 states.


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January 7, 2020

The corrupt German Regime targets not only parties entities who are opose the transatlantik or neoliberal/globalist ‘Establishment’ It’s also target all citizens who dare to criticize Israel and specialy all Israels crimes war-crimes crimes-against-humanity state-terrorism genocide land-theft ect. or promote #BDS = it’s smeared, accused and declared ‘anti-semitic’ and equaled with ‘hate-speech’ – The corrupt German Regime try to criminalize any anti-zionist + disenting voices – The fake-news MSM + Regime claiming a rise in anti-semitism but it’s a LIE and exaggeration, what is on the rise is critic + voicing against the Crimes of Israel.

January 7, 2020

You either have free speech or you have no speech.
Cousin It will only understand that when someone drills it into her mop head with a Hilti rotary hammer.

January 7, 2020

I love the photo of Merkel accompanying this story. Thanks for drawing our attention to this. Incidentally, I am sure this is already being done in the Uk where safeguards are much weaker. I always assume that everything I post goes straight onto the GCHQ computers along with my name and address and any details about my background they can glean. Good luck to them. One day the people pulling the strings dream of putting thousands of us into the gulag. Personally, I’d rather anything than sell my soul as they’ve done. However, this time I suspect the new Soviets… Read more »

January 8, 2020

So anyone that claims that their dignity has been threatened can get you dragged of to jail ???
Just watch the zionists ring their hands with this peace of $hit legislation.
If that is the case ,then insanity will truly rule the day .

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