Everyone is talking about the EU’s Article 13- we should really be worried about Article 11.

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by whistlepoo

Article 11 states that search engines and news aggregate platforms should pay to use links from news websites.

This ramifications of this, with regards to unbiased and non-profit news organisations (and again the term ‘news’ could be liberally applied to most free-thinking sites) is astoundingly dire.

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‘Article 11, or what’s come to be known as the “link tax,” requires web platforms to obtain a license to link to or use snippets of news articles.’

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This literally puts the ability to search for factual content in the hands of the government.

This is really very bad.


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