European Union about to OUTLAW linking to media stories on the internet, banning critics of corporate-run media

Image: European Union about to OUTLAW linking to media stories on the internet, banning critics of corporate-run mediaAbout 25 years ago when the Internet as we know it was just getting started, many of us independent journalists predicted that it would grow into a free-speech behemoth that would dramatically undermine the biased corporate media’s vice-grip hold on information.
And by any measure you want to use, we were right.
But uninhibited free speech like our founders envisioned is a threat to the authoritarian Left, and now they’re actively looking for ways to regain control over information by penalizing journalistic operations that flourish outside of their realm of control.
Leftists in the European Union voted last week to impose a series of Internet controls that would end much of the free-thinking, free-speaking Web as it currently exists. In particular, the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs approved very controversial measures as part of the EU’s Copyright Reform effort: The establishment of a “link tax” and a “meme ban.”… more

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