Macron: 'Hate Speech' Convictions Should Carry A Lifetime Social Media Ban
French President floats ideas for more online censorship
French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that anyone who has been convicted of 'Hate Speech' should lose access to social media platforms for life, according to reports.
The French President brought the idea up at the annual dinner of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIR) stating that a new way to tackle online hate speech should be tabled for May, according to broadcaster BFMTV.
But Macron's idea comes amid unprecedented levels of criticism of him and his government from the Yellow Vest movement.
The bill proposal also comes as Jews face increasing levels of anti-Semitic attacks in France.
“The European fight must continue, but it is too slow,” Macron said comparing those convicted of hate speech to football hooligans banned from attending football matches.
According to Breitbart: France is set to "embed" regulators in Facebook to examine how effectively the social network tackles "hate speech," according to a report.
How the government will enforce, the ban remains unclear with Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi saying, “the IP address is what Twitter has on each user who publishes a message on its platform. It must, as soon as possible, send it to the justice system to quickly identify the author and then ‘we can continue.’”
“It is no longer acceptable today that platforms that have the means to help justice and the police to identify the person who has committed an offense online take several weeks, even months, before giving the information,” Mahjoubi said.
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Some have reacted to the proposal with criticism including French journalist Gabriel Robin who said the proposal could lead to anti-establishment voices, such as mass migration critic Eric Zemmour being excluded from social media.
“Never, I repeat, ever has a liberal government taken so many repressive measures,” he said.
Macron and other globalist politicians have continued to push for increasing laws and regulations to combat hate speech and so-called fake news online.
The new proposal would mark a significant shift to the current punishments of fines and prison sentences.
Macron recently slammed the Yellow Vest protesters earlier this year calling them a "hateful mob" of "racists."
France's globalist leader, who's been accused of being "hopelessly out of touch with his people," attacked the movement, accusing the demonstrators of targetting Jews and "homosexuals."