The EU wants to crush internet freedom

Source: spiked
by Andrew Tettenborn

“If you think the UK’s Online Safety Bill is a disaster for free speech, spare a thought for the EU’s digital citizens. From the beginning of 2024, they could well be subject to a piece of legislation that is perhaps even more illiberal than the UK’s own attempt at regulating the internet. … According to the original proposal, all 27 member states must, whether they like it or not, establish their own Ofcom clone called a ‘digital-services coordinator.’ This body will be empowered to regulate and give orders to online platform administrators and punish them for infringements. … Every member state must also promote individuals or entities, those with supposed expertise in ‘flagging’ illegal content, to the status of ‘trusted flaggers.’” (05/04/22)