European Parliament’s Plans Of A Digital Services Act Threaten Internet Freedoms

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Christoph Schmon

“The EU’s Digital Services Act is a chance to preserve what works and to fix what is broken. EFF and other civil society groups have advocated for new rules that protect fundamental rights online, while formulating a bold vision to address today’s most pressing challenges. However, while the initial proposal by the EU Commission got several things right, the EU Parliament is toying with the idea of introducing a new filternet, made in Europe. Some politicians believe that any active platform should potentially be held liable for the communications of its users and they trust that algorithmic filters can do the trick to swiftly remove illegal content.” (11/10/21)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/11/european-parliaments-plans-digital-services-act-threaten-internet-freedoms