Censorship. Coming Soon to Your Computer, Laptop, Tablet and Smart Phone.
Contact Your Local Politicians to #SaveYourInternet from #Filternet #IIAArticle13
At its inception the goal of the world wide web (www) was to create a platform on which everyone could create and access free information from the right, the left and down the middle. When creating and uploading content, creators were encouraged to link to other publications, articles, videos and authors that influenced their opinions.
This act of linking to third party pages is the beating heart of the Internet. It creates a global web of links – a world wide web of links – that acts as a bibliography to add gravitas to the work of the content creator while simultaneously putting the ability and option to learn more at the fingertips of the content consumer.
This summer Irish MEPs were tasked with voting on behalf of the people of Ireland in favour of or against a change to European copyright and libel law known as Article 13. Despite the volume of information extensively available to them, both online and through direct human contact, many Irish MEPs arrived in Brussels ill-informed. They were completely unaware, or turning a blind eye, to the fact that Article 13 is pro censorship and would signal the Death Knell for the world wide web.