Quebecer arrested for spreading hate
Last Updated: Thursday, June 17, 2010 | 4:41 PM ET
Quebec provincial police have arrested a second person this week for allegedly spreading hate on the Internet.
A 28-year-old man faces charges of broadcasting hate propaganda, through Youtube.
Police allege the man used the popular video-sharing site, as well as networking sites Twitter and Facebook, to spread hateful commentary on different ethnic groups and visible minorities.
Provincial police Sgt. Claude Ross says a citizen's complaint in January spurred the investigation.
Police seized a computer at the suspect's home, as well as Nazi flags and shirts as well as propaganda material.
Ross says the two arrests for similar crimes in a matter of days is merely coincidental.
A 17-year-old was arrested earlier this week in the northeastern Quebec town of Sept-Îles, for using his Facebook page to allegedly spread hate.