Autocracy Continues to Rise

At least the New York Times is reporting on this stuff, although I worry it has to do with the growing subset of their readers that also wants to censure wrong think:

Social media companies operating in Germany face fines of as much as $57 million if they do not delete illegal, racist or slanderous comments and posts within 24 hours under a law passed on Friday.

When Viktor Orban (or righty MK in Israel) passed a law requiring not-for-profits to disclose foreign funding (because campaign finance and election meddling are vurry sirrious crimes), the EU threatened reprisals. As the New York Times noted at the time,

Prime Minister Viktor Orban . . . has moved Hungary in an increasingly illiberal direction.

Criminalizing righty dangerous minds? Well, the EU is apparently OK with that.

Also, the New York Times hilariously describes Soros as follows:

Mr. Soros, a major funder of programs that promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

I don’t think those words mean what you think they mean.

At least he’s nothing like Sheldon Adelson, “casino magnate and [] prominent political donor.” That guy is toxic — can’t trust anything he touches.