Internet in bull’s-eye for new ‘hate speech’ plan

Proposal would evaluate language, make ‘recommendations’.

It was the Southern Poverty Law Center that called the World Congress of Families, which promotes the “natural family,” an “anti-LGBT hate group.”

The same SPLC has blasted the Drudge Report for covering “black crime,” charging that the immensely popular Internet news aggregator “has been rife with what the online publisher calls ‘scary black people’ stories.”

Another prominent leader of a major online source, Breitbart Editor Ben Shapiro, also was targeted by SPLC over purported “hate.”

The site said Shapiro quoted FBI “hate crime statistics” to show there are about the “same number of attacks on Jews in this country as there are homosexuals.”

Joseph Farah, WND founder and CEO, long has been targeted by SPLC, which has described WND as “the conspiracist ‘news’ site.”

“Hate crimes” and “hate speech” have surged into the headlines this week as WND reported that if two Democratic lawmakers have their way, Barack Obama’s Justice Department soon will submit a report for action against any Internet sites, broadcast, cable television or radio shows determined to be advocating or encouraging “violent acts.”

That’s from the text of a new bill from Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.

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