February 25, 2020
Switzerland was once a bastion of relative liberty.
Then moonbattery crept up into the mountains. Now, due to a Swiss Federal Court ruling, clicking Facebook like or share buttons could constitute a crime if authorities disapprove of the content.
The defendant in the case had liked posts that accused animal rights activist Erwin Kessler of being an anti-Semite and a neo-Nazi, the Local reported, with a Zurich court ruling in 2017 that he must pay a fine for helping spread defamatory content. (Kessler was convicted of racial discrimination in 1998.) According to Bloomberg, the Federal Court upheld the Zurich court’s ruling that liking and sharing content can constitute defamation, writing that “activating both ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons in Facebook can improve visibility and thereby contribute to the dissemination within the social network of marked content.”
That means you cannot safely like or share anything without being able to prove in court that it is accurate. This would soon put an end to liking and sharing anything that could be construed as even remotely controversial from the point of view of the leftist ruling class. The point is to reduce the Internet to uninteresting politically correct pabulum, like public broadcasting.
Kessler has not yet been given a chance to prove that his accusations are true. But since few people have the time or money to justify to a hostile court that everything they like or share is factually correct, accuracy is not the issue. Not being offensive to liberals is the issue.
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:46 am