The EU is finalising a new censorship proposal. If it becomes law, the content you try to upload and share with your friends will be filtered out and banned by bots, all in the name of copyright protection.
Act now! It’s about our freedom of speech. It’s about censorship.
We need help in mobilising citizens, NGOs and raise awareness around this issue across Europe.
We would love to get support to reach out to as many citizens as we can in the different member states and to get in touch with the right social media channels and media publishers to be able to gain a significant amount of supporters sending our open letter to the parliamentarians of the European Parliament.
If the new EU copyright proposal is passed, we will be living in a new era of censorship. YouTube, Facebook and other file-sharing platforms would be forced to implement new algorithms to check whether the content you upload has any copyrighted elements. Bots would judge what you can share – and what can be shared with you. They would filter out and ban anything that might cause a problem. Any problem. It’s about our freedom to speak. It’s about censorship.
Don’t let this happen! Stand up for free speech in Europe and protest against this proposal by sending an email to European parliamentarians now!
Copyright protection is important for everyone. But with this proposal, the EU has developed the wrong tool for the job. They want online companies like YouTube and Facebook to check everything that ordinary people put on the internet and filter out any upload that contains copyrighted material.