The Washington Times: NYPD Surveilling Social Media For Hate Speech Could Lead To Intimidation, Experts Warn

November 17, 2023

The Washington Times

New York‘s surveillance of social media posts for hate speech and incitement of violence poses no constitutional concerns as long as authorities only monitor public posts, legal experts say.

Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, announced the surveillance effort earlier this week, as the New York Police Department noted a 214% increase in crimes against Jewish residents in October compared to the same period last year

Mike Davis, founder and president of the Internet Accountability Project, said the governor is trying to “silence her critics by labeling anything with which she disagrees as ‘hate speech.’”

“Democrats policing so-called ‘hate speech’ online has always snowballed into targeting political speech leftists want silenced. The governor would be more effective in curbing antisemitism by calling out the Democrats’ BLM and Hamas hateful base,” Mr. Davis said.

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