Friday, November 17, 2017

The global drive to censorship: EU creates anti-'fake news' agency

From WSWS:


Today's article by Alex Lantier on the WSWS, "EU anti-“fake news” authority prepares mass censorship," makes clear that the campaign to censor the Internet, under the pretext of combating "fake news," is not confined to the United States. 

The EU’s new anti-“fake news” censorship body aims to create conditions where the state can control what people read or say online. “We live in an era where the flow of information and misinformation has become almost overwhelming,” EU Vice-President Frans Timmermans declared. He added that the EU’s task is to protect its citizens from “fake news” and to “manage the information they receive.”

"Manage the information they receive".... Censorship, in Newspeak. 

Read the full analysis on the WSWS.

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