London’s first Muslim mayor has just secured millions of pounds to start a police “online hate crime hub” to work in “partnership with social media providers” to criminalize “trolls” who “target… individuals and communities.”
Breitbart reported that the London mayor’s office for policing and crime (Mopac) will spend £1,730,726 of taxpayer’s money policing speech online after they received a huge grant from the Home Office Police Innovation Fund (PIF).
“The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the police and community response to this growing crime type” is was announced in a statement, which added it will “involv[e] a dedicated police team” backed by “volunteers.”
The statement went on to say that the new measures are going to be “delivered in partnership with social media providers” who along with “specialist officers” will be “filtering and identification of online hate crimes” and “identifying the location of the crime and allocating to the appropriate force…”
London’s Metropolitan police spoke out to express their hopes that “offended” people to report perceived hate crimes in ever increasing numbers.
“The Metropolitan police service is committed to working with our partners, including the mayor, to tackle all types of hate crime including offenses committed online,” a spokesman for the Met said.
“By establishing this unit, we are sending a strong message to those who use online forums to spread hate that their actions will not be tolerated. The Metropolitan police service continues to have a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of hate crime,” the spokesman added. “The Met encourages all victims of hate crime to report any incident to the police and will make every effort to hold offenders to account and bring them to justice.”
With Barack Hussein Obama in power, it likely won’t be long before these measures are adopted in the United States. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.