What’s really behind the EU law that would ‘ban memes’ – and how to stop it before June 20


With only a few days to go until the crucial vote in the European Parliament, more and more people are becoming aware of the looming plans for “censorship machines” and a “link tax” in the EU. (Catch up on these plans here.) People are realizing: Our freedom to upload media and share links, and thus to express ourselves online, is under threat. Article 13 of the Copyright Directive will force internet platforms (social networks, video sites, image hosts, etc.) to install upload filters to monitor all user uploads for copyrighted content, including in images – and thus block most memes, which…

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