EU is demanding that all of the major social networks start censoring websites and posts so only what the EU wants you to see. In essence the EU is trying to make a continental Ministry of Truth.
The Ministry of Truth is the propaganda ministry. As with the other ministries in the novel, the name Ministry of Truth is a misnomer because in reality it serves the opposite: it is responsible for any necessary falsification of historical events.
As well as administering truth, the ministry spreads a new language amongst the populace called Newspeak, in which, for example, “truth” is understood to mean statements like 2 + 2 = 5 when the situation warrants. In keeping with the concept of doublethink, the ministry is thus aptly named in that it creates/manufactures “truth” in the Newspeak sense of the word. The book describes the doctoring of historical records to show a government-approved version of events.
In Newspeak, the ministry is known as Minitrue.
Does this sounds like what the European Union is trying to do to hard some control as it falls apart? This is a dying beast that is giving its last strikes before it breaks apart.
The unelected executive arm of the European Union (EU) is threatening to escalate from “non-legislative” action if Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube do not censor what it considers “illegal” online speech within 24 hours.
In May of this year, the U.S. tech giants signed a “code of conduct”, promising to work with the Commission and national law enforcement to “criminalize” and “sanction” “individual perpetrators” as well as committing to “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the EU favours.
EU gives Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft 24 hours to censor all ‘hate speech’ – the Mirror
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft will have to quickly remove ‘racist and xenophobic’ content or face the wrath of Brussels
The European Union has signed a deal with four of the world’s biggest tech firms which will see “hate speech” deleted from social media in just 24 hours.
Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google have all committed to new rules designed to “ensure that online platforms do not offer opportunities for illegal online hate speech to spread virally”.
The European Union is demanding that Twitter, YouTube and Facebook censor “illegal hate speech” within 24 hours, content that includes so-called “fake news,” a term so broad that it includes perfectly legitimate news content.
Complaining that censorship is currently taking too long, EU commissioners are threatening to pass new laws if the “non-legislative approach” fails.
“The last weeks and months have shown that social media companies need to live up to their important role and take up their share of responsibility when it comes to phenomena like online radicalisation, illegal hate speech or fake news,” EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová told The Financial Times.