Most importantly, we need to (politely) get the unsure MEPs on our side. Many of them are not aware of how the internet works, and genuinely think fair filters are possible.
If they could be educated on the drawbacks, maybe the unsure ones might swing to our side.
So, as you may have read, the European Parliament voted today as follows:
#Article13 (upload filters)
Passed: 366 for, 297 against
#Article 11 (link tax)
Passed: 393 for, 279 against
(They also banned people taking unofficial video or photos of sports events ⚽ 🚫 📸 )
So, close but not enough 😟
However, this was not the final vote. There will be more negotiations and a final vote in spring of 2019.
I would advise following Julia Reda, one of the good MEPs:
irish housing crisis, ACAB Show more
last night Irish police backed and supported a private security force who forcibly removed peaceful protesters occupying a vacant building in Dublin.
the occupation was in protest against the hoarding of property by individuals and companies during a national housing crisis which has left over 9,000 homeless (including nearly 4,000 children).
Please read and share.
Hey everyone, http://oneterabyteofkilobyteage.tumblr.com/ is up again after being inactive for almost two months. One new Geocities home page every 20 minutes, in chronological order, photographed from original software.
No lazy webkit rendering, authentic browser fully included :)
so i thimk what we can take from this is that the nuns were furries but not that into masochism
Hello EU citizens! 🇪🇺
There is one more vote on #Article13 in the European Parliament on Wednesday 12th September.
Please call/mail your MEPs and tell them to reject Article 13, as it would mean content filters on the whole internet.
Contact details here:
Phone calls work best. If you can't phone, write an email *in your own words*.
Your region may have more than one MEP, contact several if appropriate.
Please share 👍
Imagine, if you can, an audiobook version of E.M. Forsters premonitory short story 'The Machine Stops' (1909!) playing off a laptop, gently humming on the other side of the bed.
“𝐶𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑤 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑒 𝑛𝑜 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑠.”
dreamt that I was delivering a very important keynote speech at a church in the vatican based on a text I wrote when I was nine involving a :floating leaf: emoji and the concept of "childhood mysticism"
artist / appreciating the depreciated