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A Meme on Your Phone Could Land You in Prison Under Ireland's New Censorship Laws



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When an Algerian migrant ran amok in Dublin randomly stabbing children outside a school whilst shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Dubliners were rightfully outraged. But when those Dubliners wanted to vent that anger they were met with condemnation from Ireland's Taoiseach; Leo Varadkar. Dubliners who protested online, and on the streets, were labelled 'far-right' and 'extremists' with authorities not only arresting protestors but ordering Social Media companies to silence any critism of their country's immigration policy under the guise of 'hate speech'


Cover-up.

Observers witnessed how news of the victims was entirely expunged from the internet. Reports from independent journalists say that the most seriously injured victim died the day after the attack but was kept on a ventilator for 'political reasons'. Even more shockingly, the parents of that child were warned by authorities not to speak about their daughter's death. There were also unconfirmed reports that it was Leo Varadkar himself who signed the immigration papers that gave the terrorist Irish citizenship. Those claims too have very rapidly dissapeared from the internet before they could be varified.


An 'oppertunity' for more censorship.

But Ireland's government haven't stopped there. They have seized on the incident to impose even more draconian laws on free speech. Whether by opportunity or by design Ireland has just had its first ilamic terrorist attack and the government's response is for even more censorship. Whilst it appears that the new media censorship rules may look like they've been rushed through, critics are suggesting that they have been a long time in the planning and that this attack was. the perfect excuse to bring them in.


Jeremy Godfrey has been named the executive chairperson of Ireland’s Media Commission, an organization tasked with overseeing social media regulation and censorship in Ireland.

This new department is part of the EU’s censorship stategy: the Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA mandates that online platforms with more than 45 million monthly active users prioritize the moderation of content deemed “harmful.” and who get's to deem it 'harmful'? Well, the government of course.


Speech violations.

According to Politico, roughly nine months into his role as the chairman of the Media Commission, Godfrey and his assembly of specialists, currently numbering 75, are still meticulously working out the intricacies of their novel directive. This new department will count among its arsenal the ability to stipulate severe fines for what it calls 'speech violations', an Orwellian term if ever there was one.


The Commission’s powers will intersect with those of Brussels, as the two seek to unify their efforts under the world’s pioneering social media legislation which is claimed to be stop 'online hate speech and misinformation' but will be used by the government to shut down anyone they deem a threat.


“We are striving for a mutual objective,” Godfrey said to Politico. Godfrey, however, candidly admitted that how the responsibilities will be shared between the European Commission and the Irish body remains an unresolved issue and will necessitate further deliberation.


Whilst the world was destracted Ireland has fallen. Mass immigration, combined with a Neo-Marxist governemnt has ripped the heart out of the country. Now the people of Ireland face a total ban freedom of speech to complete the transition.


Possession of a MEME is enough to land you in prison.

Under the proposed legislation, actions or materials that could incite violence or hatred based on “protected characteristics” like disability, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender would be criminalized. The bill’s scope is alarmingly extensive, penalizing not only the articulation or publication of such speech but also the mere possession of it. This could include anything from a meme on a cellphone to text messages, with non-compliance in surrendering device passwords to authorities potentially leading to a year’s imprisonment.


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