racism doesn’t exist in a bubble it’s a systematic issue and by normalizing racism and writing off bad behaviors, you ultimately send the message to people who aren’t acting in good faith that their behavior is okay making you complicit
as you may know by now, i live in Europe, many of my online friends, do not. what brought us together was, the internet.
a mere love for say Yuri on Ice, memes, youtubers.
in the recent months, the internet has been under attack, free speech and fair use are being silenced.
think about this: you’re just watching a music video from your favorite idol, whether it be Taylor Swift or Queen, you really enjoy that content
as you go to the next video it says “error, this video is not available in your country” you think ‘okay, whatever’ and move on to the next one, same message, you skip to the next one again, same message again.
then you realize, all content by Taylor Swift has been blocked by Youtube. all content by Cardi B has been blocked by Youtube.
Article 13 threatens to block songs like despacito, DESPACITO, a song that gained over 90b views, over a directive.
this is not a joke anymore. this is not a “meme ban law”, this will affect the UK, this will affect your favorite non European creators, this will affect you.
European content creators will not be able to make content anymore. not without licenses for every single thing they show, do and put as background music.
this threatens to kill creativity and the internet as we know it.
our future, is in jeopardy if this gets passed. without Europe, net neutrality would’ve already been non existent.
the internet needs to be saved.
not just for us, but for our future. the future of the world. the internet brought us together as a world and we’ve shown it many times before how strong it can be.
we have to show that strength again.
we have lost a crucial battle back in September, but we have not lost the war. we have to keep fighting and to push our belief. to push the internet further. to grow as a community, as a society.
what Europe wants to do is protect copyright, which is needed yes, but not in this extreme, it’s like when you were in elementary school and this one kid ruined a field trip for everyone.
we cannot let them take away our internet. fight for your right to free speech, fight for your right to have fair use.
fight for your internet
if a company like YouTube, a google owned company that literally owns all your data and probably sold it making millions off of it, is NOT able to afford a directive like Article 13.
please, i beg you, to share this with your friends, your family, to tweet your MEP’s, to email them, to call them, to remind your European friends to do that.
we are strong.
we are a unity.
we are a community.
we are the internet.
we have put our strengths together to save the Internet.
thank you for listening. don’t give up. stay strong.
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