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YouTuber Count Dankula found guilty of hate speech for 'Nazi salute' pug video

• https://www.dailydot.com, Grace Speas

"I think it's a very, very dark day in regards to freedom of speech and freedom of expression," said Meechan, 29, according to Yahoo News U.K. He also warned British comedians against making jokes "because your context and intent behind them apparently don't matter anymore."

Meechan posted the video titled "M8 yer dugs a Nazi" in April 2016 and was arrested last year. He now faces jail time under the Communications Act 2003, according to Yahoo News.

Prosecutors reportedly said Meechan's video was "anti-semitic and racist in nature." Sheriff Derek O'Carroll said in court that "the accused knew that the material was offensive and knew why it was offensive," according to Newsweek.

While awaiting trial, Meechan tweeted that the court ordered him to meet with a social worker for an assessment as to whether or not he would be placed under arrest with a GPS tracking device.


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