MEND: “What is remarkable about the story is how mute press coverage about it is. The Daily Mail featured the story on its homepage yesterday but it is no longer available on the site’s homepage. There doesn’t appear to be any coverage of the story on other news outlets. Had the perpetrator been a Muslim charged with terrorism-related offences and charges of stirring up racial or homophobic hatred, would press coverage look markedly different? Quite probably.”
The Daily Mail today reports on the court appearance of a man who was arrested in June 2016 for allegedly posting what were described as “extreme” Islamophobic, right wing and anti-Semitic posts on social media.
Sean Creighton, 44, was arrested in a joint operation by Scotland Yard’s Crime Disruption Unit, within the force’s Counter Terrorism Command, and the Territorial Support Group earlier this year.
He appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court where he was charged with four counts of publishing or distributing written material that could stoke racial hatred; three similar counts relating to material that could stir up hatred of religion or sexual orientation.
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