Elon Musk warns against Irish government’s ‘hate speech’ laws that would criminalize memes

Article originally appeared on thepostmillennial.com.

A stabbing attack against women and children allegedly committed by an Algerian immigrant in Ireland has led the prime minister of that nation, Leo Varadkar , to promise to enact new laws against hate speech. In response, Elon Musk shared a gif of an arrest, saying “Language being proposed as law in Ireland means this could literally happen to you for having a meme on your phone.”

“We will pass new laws in the coming weeks to enable the Gardai [police] to make better use of the CCTV evidence they collected yesterday, and also we will modernize our laws against incitement to hatred and hatred in general,” Varadkar said one day after the stabbing and the riot that followed.”

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