EU-Funded “Disinformation” Analysis Unit Complains That Big Tech Isn’t Doing Enough To Censor

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. The EU’s hunger for imposing control, whether the target be social media, media in general, or search engines, seems to be truly insatiable, but also, awkward in finding a way to fully let its “censorship flower” blossom. That’s because the EU is generally speaking little else than a layer upon layer of most times unappealing, but often just unpalatable bureaucratic “cake.” Case in point: European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) is a EU project to back “independent communit[ies] working to combat disinformation.” It’s fact-checkers coming together for supposedly greater social good, selfless academics in pursuit of truth, etc. – and, lecturing the “unwashed masses” on “media literacy.” Now, one of the apparent “nodes” in this EDMO “community” is something called the European Fact-Checking Standards Network (EFCSN). Is EFCSN, then, a bona fide “voice of European fact-checkers who uphold and promote the highest standards of fact-checking and media literacy” – as it claims – or just another way for EU to obfuscate its policies, including those bent on narrative control and open censorship? Let the footnote on the EFCSN site speak for itself: it is “supported by the European Union under the 2020 work program on the financing of Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions in the field of ‘Communications Networks, Content and Technology’.” There’s nothing like independence bankrolled by somebody else, is there? So let’s see what EU money can buy here. There’s “50 independent fact-checking…EU-Funded “Disinformation” Analysis Unit Complains That Big Tech Isn’t Doing Enough To Censor