French Comedian Arrested for Facebook Post (And Other Web News)

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It’s been just over a week since the deadly shooting at France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine. Hundreds of thousands have been gathering daily in Paris to mourn the killings and applaud the magazine’s brave stance on free speech. But now, French authorities have arrested a controversial comedian named Dieudonne, who violated the country’s strict laws against racist speech with an apparently anti-Semitic Facebook post. We talk about that and other web news in our weekly Internet roundup.

Credits

Guest:
Xeni Jardin - BoingBoing.net - @xeni

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott