No doubt there have been things posted on social media that one could have done without seeing. There are the half-naked women that you have to scroll past. The foul mouth language in peoples posts. The list could go on and would be different with everyone asked.
But how many would think that they should have these things censored? What if all you had to do was call in a post that you did not like, and it would be removed? What about having the person who posted it arrested?
Well, that has happened in Scotland.
The Washington Times reports
Police in Scotland say they have arrested a 40-year-old man for posting “offensive” comments on Facebook about Syrian refugees.
The unnamed man, reportedly from the Inverclyde area, was arrested under the Communications Act after posting a series of comments criticizing the resettling of migrants on the nearby Isle of Bute, The Guardian reported.
This unnamed man must have felt that he still enjoyed the freedom of expression. What people are finding in the United Kingdom is that this is far from true. They have a freedom not to offend minorities or Muslims, but not the freedom of expression.
The Times continued
“I hope that the arrest of this individual sends a clear message that Police Scotland will not tolerate any form of activity which could incite hatred and provoke offensive comments on social media,” Dunoon Police Inspector Ewan Wilson said in a statement.
That’s right Inspector Wilson. You will not tolerate intolerance. Off with the freedom of thought or expression. Off with this is wrong, stupid, costly, and dangerous. That might cause people to wake up to the fact that the governments of Europe are giving their countries away.
Be warned America, this is coming to social media near you. Just as soon as Obama brings in our own Muslims, this kind of censorship will begin in America.