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Article 13 of the EU copyright reform proposal rejected but they push ahead anyway

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by humbug, May 31, 2018.

  1. Nasher

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 9,919

    Youtube has been like that for years now, google too.

    If you want to continue using an open internet, you need a VPN now. Content blocking and censorship is appearing all over the place (including in the UK). Governments and corporations are inserting borders in to the digital world.
     
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  2. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 7,932

    Location: Düsseldorf

    Mmm, love a bit of conspiracy theory paranoia on a Monday.

    Almost as entertaining as the hilariously anti-reality 'Get Woke, Go Broke' :)
     
  3. humbug

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 17, 2012

    Posts: 28,190

    Pretty much, its not too dissimilar to this, and there are quite a lot of socialists in our politics now who would love to see this happen in our society.

     
  4. StriderX

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 18, 2008

    Posts: 15,550

    It's already happened, we simply did it to ourselves freely, just gotta look on Instagram to see the result of it.

    China is just doing it in a blunt manner.
     
  5. dowie

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 36,485

    Eh? Popular people on Instagram being compared with a social credit system that can impact whether you're allowed to even leave the country?
     
  6. Nasher

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 9,919

    It's just asking to be hacked/abused for discounts and free stuff for having a "high score". I'd see a system like this is fair game tbh :p

    Actually, looking it up. It's already being done lol

    Though we kind of have a soft version of this already in the way of social media, which is why I don't use it. People (including employers) do look people up and pry in to their lives.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2018
  7. StriderX

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 18, 2008

    Posts: 15,550

    No, i'm talking about the whole culture in the west currently, everyone chasing particular material wealth or obsessions off the back of what's "acceptable" at the time, i could be a misguided sense of belonging and groupthink, but i still think it resembles what China has officially co-opted to control their public's behaviour. You could say our's is a 'free' market variant.

    You can sort of leave the Western equivalent, but you'll be distinctly lonely.