Fujisawa man fined ¥300,000 for using online hate speech against Kawasaki resident | The Japan Times

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The Kawasaki Summary Court on Friday ordered a man to pay a fine of ¥300,000 ($2,741 USD) for making derogatory and racist remarks against a Korean resident of Japan on Twitter.

This isn’t cool. I do not condone discrimination, but to fine people for saying stupid shit is a dangerous precedent. Taken too far, we’ll see the same type of crap that’s going on in Canada, where assholes claim they’re being discriminated against because they’re assholes and winning court cases …