Article 11 would require internet companies to pay news outlets for hosting their content on their platforms. While this has been welcomed by some news corporations, others suggested that this would force social media companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter to pay news organisation in order to feature as little as two words — or a hyperlink — from their news stories.

Article 13 is — if possible — even more controversial, earning itself the reputation of a “meme killer.” It would require web giants to automatically filter copyrighted material — songs, images, videos — uploaded on their platforms, unless it has been specifically licensed. Despite its divisiveness, the piece of legislation passed by 438 votes to 226 with 39 abstentions in the European Parliament.

The EU has passed Article 13, but Europe’s meme war is far from over


It is not for information control for the masses, right?

Imagine millions of assholes deciding on one day to just link as many news stories from everywhere in the world in Twitter and Facebook so they would have to pay for it as payback for all the censorship measure they have taken.

They are effing insane in Europe.


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

7 thoughts on “Europe’s Article 13: Governmant Insanity to control the Internet.”
  1. The European Union wants to destroy the private internet. What good does it do for them? The masses get stirred up by stories of government corruption or crimes committed by poor innocent refugees from the Middle East. Just keep passing laws to eliminate any private or corporate content, and soon the internet will be nothing more than official EU government approved content.

    Welcome to George Orwell’s Telescreen 2020.

    1. From my understanding it wont help any. If they post memes at all, whoever hosts them will have to pay money and IIRC a tax payment to the owner of the media and the EU. So basically the websites themselves will police the users rather than the governments.

      Sargon of Akkad, a youtube personality guy, has an hour long video on it. He was there when it passed.

      Oh, and article 11 was voted down.

  2. Remember, most media organizations in Europe are government owned. They don’t step outside the bounds of what they’re told.

      1. You are mistaken. The Europeans invented or perfected lots of stuff. Chemical Warfare, Concentration Camps, and Genocide just to name a few. The BBC even invented a van that can detect if you paid for the government license to watch your TV!

  3. Remember watching those World War II documentaries and you saw that footage of those people literally running to a trench where German soldiers execute them via rifle shot to the back of the head. And as the others are watching they also run up to be shot in the back of the head? That is the mentality of the European. In the end they are subjects with no rights or self preservation instinct. They talk about rights and freedom but in the end they will go knowingly to there own execution RUNNING towards it. Those that are not are attacked by these lemmings; “How dare you not run towards the trench you dug to be executed with a bullet to the back of the brain“.

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