Let's Protect Free Speech

There was a debate on 25 November entitled “Strengthening media freedom: the protection of journalists in Europe, hate speech, disinformation and the role of platforms”.


The problem with such debates is that things that have nothing to do with each other are deliberately mixed-up.


Of course the ID Group fully and unequivocally supports media freedom and the protection of journalists. It is in favour of more media diversity.


Unfortunately, the EU tends to qualify any critical opinion, on migration for instance, as “hate speech” or “disinformation”.


Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are increasingly under pressure to ban such opinions.


The ID Group, on the contrary, will always keep supporting freedom of speech.


Without this essential and fundamental freedom, democracy cannot exist.



Identity and Democracy Group