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.
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.