Brussels is tightening its grip on the Internet

Source: spiked
by Andrew Tettenborn

“There’s nothing like a public-health emergency for bringing out the illiberal streak in the governing classes. This is doubly true with the EU, which is always anxious to present a benevolent facade of democracy, while keeping real power distant from the people. The European Commission has long wanted to bring the internet under tighter control. In 2018, it took its first steps in that direction, producing a nominally voluntary Code of Practice on Disinformation. … At least the requirements of the code are, for the most part, fairly vague as well as voluntary. But for how much longer? Just last week, the Commission released a document called ‘Guidance on Strengthening the Code of Practice on Disinformation.'” (06/07/21)