Court Fines Man for Calling for ‘Another Hitler to Exterminate Those Fags’ on Facebook
There’s free speech, and then there’s this guy.
He had commented under an article on Facebook about Lady Gaga’s criticism of the Lithuanian Government.
He wrote: “What we need is another Hitler to exterminate those fags ‘cause there’s just too many of them multiplying.”
Lithuania, like much of Europe, tempers the right to free speech with strict harmful rhetoric laws, effectively drawing a line in the sand between the freedom to say whatever you like and whatever you like to say promoting hate crimes, violence, and criminal behavior. Unsurprisingly, the court decided that mining one’s social networks for a potential mass murderer to kill off 75 million people or so fell into the latter of these two categories.
Many thanks to Lithuania for keeping all of our newsfeeds free of Facebook homophobia. Nobody wants to see that.
Do you think the court made the right call?
(via Pink News)