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Free speech, European style

By NOAH FELDMAN Bloomberg

This article was published March 21, 2017 at 2:30 a.m.

European employers have been told they may ban the hijab provided they ban other visible signs of political, philosophical or religious beliefs, a form of neutrality that wouldn't wash in U.S. employment law. At the same time, Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. face 50-million euro fines for failing to regulate hate speech to the satisfaction of German authorities, another legal impossibility in the U.S. where the First Amendment protects even hate speech.

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