Orwellian Hate Crime Database to Be Set Up For Thought Criminals in Michigan

Orwellian Hate Crime Database to Be Set Up For Thought Criminals in Michigan Op-Ed by Joe Wright Only in a world where the novel 1984 has become the evening news can we get a state’s Attorney General working with the Department of Civil Rights to create a database for people committing “hate and bias incidents that don’t rise to the level of a crime or civil infraction.” This “hate crimes unit” apparently comes on the advice of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which issued a report about a rise…

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Google’s “Arbiter of Hate Speech,” SPLC Forced to Pay $3M for Falsely Labeling People as “Extremists”

Google’s “Arbiter of Hate Speech,” SPLC Forced to Pay $3M for Falsely Labeling People as “Extremists” By Jay Syrmopoulos Montgomery, AL – After being sued in April by Islamic reformer Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation—over being listed as an “anti-Muslim extremist” in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists”—the SPLC has announced that they reached a settlement with the liberal Islamic reformer, agreeing to pay Nawaz and Quilliam $3.375 million “to fund their work to fight anti-Muslim bigotry and extremism.” “The Southern Poverty Law Center…

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