FLASHBACK: EU minister suggests 'criminalizing' speech against migrants, migration

A resurfaced video from 2018 shows an EU minister suggesting to criminalize "hate" speech against migrants or surrounding migration.

He stated that a new "global compact on migration" would be proposed during an international congress that "participating countries are set to sign." Although it would not be legally binding, it would "be the legal framework on which the participating countries commit themselves to build new legislation."

"And one basic element of this new agreement is the extension of the definition of hate speech. The agreement wants to criminalize migration speech. Criticism of migration will become a criminal offense, and, media outlets, that also concerns you," he said.

He first warned media outlets that this would "also concern you" before stating that the goal of the pact would be to "shut down" criticism of migration.

"The compact for migration is legalization of mass migration. It's declaring migration as a human right, so in fact it will become impossible to criticize [inaudible] migrants politics without being at risk to be jailed for hate speech," the minister concluded, according to NPR.

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