The New Scientist magazine is about to publish a special issue on hate speech and online abuse.
The issue is dedicated to the people and organisations who are trying to protect the rights of the people against those who hate and harass them.
But before the issue is published, I thought I’d speak about what I saw in the past few months.
The most egregious cases were in Sweden, where a man named Lars Svensson was jailed for four months for insulting the Swedish government and his fellow citizens with comments that included the following: “Sweden is a socialist country where everything is for the rich and for the white people, and I’m very tired of that.”
A woman named Erika Sjölund has been arrested for a series of offensive online comments about a Swedish film that features an Asian female actor.
A few days ago, I was in Sweden and in a bar.
It was my first time ever in a public place, but I knew from my Swedish experience that the police would come for me if I said anything.
I had my headphones on and my computer running and was drinking a beer when I was approached by an officer.
He asked me to tell him about my experiences and if I’d had a bad experience in Sweden.
I told him that I’d been in the country for two years and that I was on the internet for two hours, but the officer didn’t believe me and told me to leave.
I explained that I had a small online presence and that it was an innocuous blog, but he insisted that I explain why I was doing this.
He took me back to his office and told him about what had happened.
He said that he’d seen my comments and that they were offensive.
“I don’t believe you,” he said.
“You’re not even Swedish.
You’re a foreigner.
I have no reason to believe you’re Swedish.”
I asked why he thought that, and he said he had seen my Facebook posts, and that he had no idea who I was.
I said I thought he might be a Swedish police officer, but that he was wrong.
I didn’t know what to say.
I started to cry.
The next day, I went to the police station, where I was asked to give my name and address.
They told me that if I didn�t give them my real name, they would have to investigate further.
So I gave it to them.
They started investigating me, and after a few days, I told them about what happened the day before.
I was arrested and taken to the court, where the judge said that I should be kept in custody for 30 days.
I thought about it and I said that it would be fine for a while and then I would let it go.
But he insisted on having me in custody.
Then he made me promise not to use the internet or social media sites for the rest of my life.
That was the first time I saw an officer use a threat or insult to take me to court.
The following week, I spoke to a lawyer who had worked with the police in the first two years of the project.
He told me about how Lars Svenson had been detained for four hours because he said things like, “They don’t care what you write, they just want to shut you up”.
And he said that in the last six months, they had arrested more than 40 people for hate speech or abuse, including several women.
The police also arrested people for comments on the Internet about a film, which was released on the same day as Lars Svensson�s arrest.
And then the police also charged two men, who are known for their posts about the film.
They were arrested when they were driving through Stockholm.
The first one was charged with posting comments on Facebook about the movie.
He was found guilty of posting something about the rape of an elderly man.
But the judge was unconvinced and decided that it wasn�t really rape.
So the second man was convicted for posting something on Facebook that the judge believed was a threat, which he did not believe.
So they put the first man on trial for the hate speech.
After the verdict, the judge ordered him to pay a fine of 5,000 Swedish Kroner ($726) and ordered that the two men should be placed on probation for one year.
I saw the sentence and thought, What the fuck.
It seems that the court wants to punish me for something I have done and that was not hate speech at all.
So that�s when I wrote an open letter to the Swedish Prime Minister and to the Prime Minister of Sweden, in which I accused them of a very dangerous and unethical act.
So what happened?
In the wake of the attack on Lars Svenssons wife, Ekkehard Dahl, and the arrest of two men on hate-speech charges, several bloggers started publishing their stories in Swedish.
Some of them were also attacked by trolls, but some