Weekly The Generation, Year: 1, Issue: 12
New York Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul has pledged to launch a massive surveillance program to attack those on social media and online who she claims are perpetrating “hate crimes” and will also “reach out” to supposed “violators” who dare to indulge their American right to free speech in the Empire State.
Hochul recently released the details of her plan to root out “hate” online for the “safety and well-being of all New Yorkers” and is using as her excuse the current wave of antisemitism — coming mostly among people from her own party — in the wake of the inhuman terror attacks by Palestinian terrorists on Southern Israel on Oct. 7.
“Let me be clear: we cannot allow hate and intimidation to become normalized. As Governor, I reaffirm that there is zero tolerance in New York for antisemitism, Islamophobia, or hate of any kind, and it’s critical we deploy every possible state resource to keep New Yorkers safe,” Hochul said in her announcement.
One plank in her plan to prevent “hate crimes” is focused on social media and it titled, “Expand Social Media Analysis to Identify Threats and Criminal Activity.”
“The New York State Police use publicly available social media activity and posts to assist in identifying credible criminal activity happening in the state,” her message reads. “But the pool of information is so large and rapidly changing that the State Police’s current efforts only scratch the surface of what is possible to detect and interdict.”
“Governor Hochul announced an addition $700,000 enhancing the Social Media Analysis Unit at the NYSIC by staffing a team of analysts to perform daily analysis of publicly available social media activity — particularly that which pertains to school violence threats, gang activity, and illegal firearms — to tie information back to existing criminal investigations, initiate new investigations, and communicate information on threats to appropriate field personnel,” her plan added.
In her Monday press conference on the plan, she also pledged to send her police to “reach out” to those who are saying things on social media that she has deemed to be “hate speech.”
Hochul is just one of the many Democrats and leftists who have launched an all-out assault on the free speech of Americans whose political ideals hail from the center-right. Our right to free speech has never been more at risk of being eliminated by rules, regulations, and censorship perpetrated by authoritarian government officials and left-minded Big Tech giants such as Facebook, Google, Apple, and the rest.
Source: The Western Journal