Germany Considers Leveling Espionage Charges Against “Fake News” Websites

Thursday, December 15, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Kurt Nimmo
DECEMBER 15, 2016

The German state is prepared to take “fake news” to the next level and prosecute website operators with espionage.

From Deutsche Welle:

German lawmaker Patrick Sensburg, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), said in an interview with DW on Tuesday that the government needs to consider “ratcheting up the statutory offenses” against fake news producers and “take action against the people who run these websites.”

Several German politicians have called for legal measures to combat the growing phenomenon online, with Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) saying “we must stand together” against fake news and “social [media] bots.”

Who will decide what is fake news and what is not? The German state, led by “Social Democrats,” statists who believe it is the duty of government to enforce “social justice.” This has been its raison d’être since it abandoned Marxism in 1959.

Sensburg admitted the effort to censor unacceptable news and opinion is part of an effort to reaffirm “the population’s trust in the state.”

“He also noted that if the perpetrators form part of state-sponsored efforts to undermine society and democratic institutions, then they could be prosecuted under anti-espionage legislation,” the German newspaper reports.

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