The EU Parliament passed Article 13/17 censoring and regulating internet freedom of speech in a vote approved by 348 MEPs, with 274 voting against, and 36 abstaining.
The law proposes to filter all content on its way to the web to ensure no rights are being violated. That means that content is delayed, content is filtered by artificial intelligence, and AI determines what is appropriate. It goes without saying that AI is the least intelligent – intelligence. It does not understand humor, or sarcasm, made up words, or parody.
It is designed to push out any platform that hasn’t the resources to meet the criteria leaving the giants; Facebook, Google, and YouTube to rule and decide what information the EU public will be allowed to know. While the giants feign anger, as in how dare they, they already have in place algorythms to filter out unwanted conservative news, bloggers and sites. It will likely not have much of an effect on them. In contrast, small sites that don’t have the resources to censor will be the object of the law. Recently, these alternative sites have gained traction for doing just that – allowing freedom of speech.
The EU Socialist Marxists have found a backdoor means of putting them out of business while cracking down even further on anything deemed unacceptable.
Sites can still show ‘snippets’ of news but will have to pay above a certain word count. Speech that is deemed ‘problematic’ by the internet police and AI will be taken down and if not done in a ‘timely’ matter criminal charges and hefty fines will be levied.
Non-profits are exempt.
The EU parties that supported this censorship include: Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, Social Democratic Party, Christian Democratic Union, Labour Party and European Peoples Party Group. The European People’s Party is led by Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker. In other words it is a manifesto instituted by Socialist/Marxist regimes and opposed by Nationalist and populist parties. The brainchild of Germany.
In the UK a Catholic journalist is being investigated by the police for mis-identifying a transgender person. She used the wrong pronoun, and that ‘hate speech’ is now a criminal offense and considered to be racist.
The EU has already rather strict laws in place with regard to what they classify as ‘hate speech’, including specifying something generalized such as – Marxists are bad. Instead we are told to imply rather than state, such as – many are of the opinion that ideologies that applied their roots in the Soviet Union era after the ‘fall’ of the Tsar and until the fall of the Soviet Union, were based on a different meme of thinking…
Mocking is also not allowed. Satire is considered in bad taste and anyone engaging will be found guilty, their site taken down, and possible fines imposed. Criticizing hate speech is also considered ‘hate speech’.
Ultimately, the fines and determinations will become so costly, so rampant, that the giants will simply block everything except pretty pictures of food, puppies and landscapes.
Saying “Boo” – might be construed as prejudicial to ghosts, or believed to be inciting violence by goblins. Hate Speech.
These are the rules imposed on all blogs and media (with the exception of non-profits) within the boundaries of our great allies in the EU – the Socialist/Marxists. The allies that never were. The allies in Germany that instigated WWI and WWII. The allies that we were deluded into believing were our friends, but in essence were building the new world according to the promulgations of the failed Order of Hitler.
That alliance was the very first propaganda employed by the EU – a wolf shepherding the sheep to the cliff.