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We all agree that Anti-Semitism is horrible, but is policing speech and censoring social media really the answer? What do you think?

From NewsTarget. To combat the surge in harassment incidents, particularly against Jewish and Muslim communities, New York Governor Kathy Hochul is expanding the state’s counterterrorism efforts and reinforcing the controversial practice of monitoring social media platforms.

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This decision comes amid heightened tensions in Israel and Gaza, but is largely seen as just another attempt by Hochul to overstep the people’s freedom of speech. …

She stressed the importance of monitoring hate speech on online platforms, highlighting the efforts of the social media analysis unit to intensify surveillance and identify incitement to violence and direct threats.

“All this is in response to our desire, our strong commitment to ensure that not only do New Yorkers be safe, but they also feel safe,” added Hochul. …

Hochul’s initial attempt to monitor online speech deemed unconstitutional by a judge

This move isn’t the first time the governor has delved into monitoring online speech.

A New York law addressing “hateful conduct” online, signed by Hochul, was previously blocked by a judge. The law aimed to compel social media networks to report and address actions that promote violence or vilify based on various identity factors.

Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. deemed the law unconstitutional, asserting that it violated the First Amendment by restricting user speech and compelling social media networks to endorse the state’s definition of hateful conduct. …

Hochul is committed to combating all forms of hatred, particularly following the Hamas terror attacks, which have been accompanied by a reported surge in anti-Semitic and Islamophobic incidents. …

What do you think of Hochul’s new orders? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from NewsTarget. Photo Credit: dole777 on Unsplash)

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November 20, 2023

Criticism of the evil apostate Jews do who hate Jesus is not anti-Semitism. However, If you are saying Jewish people should be free from harassment or violence, I totally agree.

November 20, 2023

For years now the liberals have been identifying any opinion they don’t agree with as “hate” speech. So of course those who disagree with them are now hateful. It seems that there is no room to differ in that opinion. Totally unfair with terrible consequences when it leads to ruling like this, which are very common all around the country. There should never have been any right for anyone to determine what is ok to say and what isn’t. The only necessary thing that will restore the 1st amendment rights for all people is for all declarations to regulate speech be stopped..
Lord, give us leaders who will restore free speech and may speech that honors You be magnified.


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