In this extremely new important story over at RT that Steve Quayle had linked to on his website with a sobering SQnote we'll share in the conclusion of our story, RT reports upon a dark day for the internet after the European Parliament voted to pass the extremely controversial 'Article 13' which the entire internet, both left and right, quickly warned would even ban 'Meme's' from being posted to social media there though EU officials claim the passing of this law will protect those who post 'legal' meme's. (Update: The Big Smoke clarified this: The EU will not ban memes, they'll force 'big tech' to do so!)
Just the latest mass censorship effort on the internet, aligning with what is now happening to youtube alternative Brighteon as we'll explore more below, we find it quite interesting that EU member states have been given two years to pass their own laws to put Article 13 into effect. Just the latest 'extension' that aligns perfectly with how long the UK believes it may take to get out of the EU while also aligning with the 2020 US Presidential election and the next presidency to begin in January of 2021, with these 'events' also helping to show that the 'political games' being played are on a 'global chessboard'.
And as we've long been warned, the direction that the European Union is moving with massive censorship to placate certain 'protected' political groups was absolutely coming to America with Barack Obama's presidency and as we've seen ever since, if the Democrats have their way, what is happening in the EU today will be in America by 2021 should Democrats win in 2020. From the RT story.:
The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.
Tuesday’s move will update the EU's 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern audiovisual content, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.
However the parliament said in a statement that sharing memes and gifs has been protected “even more than it was before” and they will continue to be available and shareable on online platforms.
Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom."
Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.
The process of updating the bloc's copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe's publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.
The onus will now be on tech companies to clamp down on content-sharing on their platforms, which will likely ensure yet more draconian policing of speech and content.
EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.
With us now having been shown a two-year window for the globalists to attempt to regain control with all globalists eyes set to 2020/2021 and Draconian online censorship one of the 'vehicles' which they'll be using, we have to take a look here at what is now happening to Mike Adams website 'Brighteon' following a massive crackdown upon them by the nations of New Zealand and Australia after his youtube alternative was used by numerous people to upload videos of the 'New Zealand event'.
And now, following extreme threats from those two nations states to completely demolish his platform, and under extreme threat from internet infrastructure providers as well, Adams has issued this emergency message to Brighteon users.:
Following the Christchurch shootings in New Zealand, the governments of both New Zealand and Australia attempted to annihilate Brighteon by threatening our upstream providers, claiming our hosting of the shooting videos constituted "promotion of violence."
In response to that imminent threat, we were forced to remove all videos that contained footage from the New Zealand shooting, even against our principles of working to protect free speech. We were also forced to temporarily suspend some accounts to prevent further posting of videos that could have resulted in us being de-platformed within hours. (Nearly all those suspensions are now being reversed.)
Today, we are fighting both a short-term and a long-term battle to protect free speech and defend your right to post controversial content in the interests of public debate. Until we achieve planned improvements in the self-reliance of our infrastructure, we are forced to deploy the following changes to our rules:
All videos will now be moderated before being approved for public viewing. We apologize in advance that this may introduce a few minutes' delay into the time required for your video to go live.
We are rejecting all videos that "visually depict violence against living beings," meaning videos that contain graphic footage showing people or animals being harmed or killed. Notably, this rule does not, for example, restrict videos of firearms shooting steel targets, or firearms used in self-defense training.
We are rejecting all videos that call for violence against anyone based on their religion, skin color, country of origin, sexual orientation, etc. Actually, this rule has been in place for quite some time.
You may feel free to CRITICIZE anyone you want, and you may post commentary about mass shootings. You may even use still images from the shootings as long as those still images do not depict active violence against living beings. You may not, however, show actual video footage of people being shot.
What is happening to Adams and Brighteon are clearly a warning of the way that the globalists will take this in the future as they try to gain back what they have lost and as we'll see in this next section below, with the EU passing Article 13, there's a very good reason for the globalists to want to ban 'memes', for they are dominating in 'information warfare'.
Why are the globalists so eager to ban something as seemingly menial as 'the meme'? As this January 31st of 2017 story over at Vice's Motherboard reports, "memes function like the IED's of information warfare". Called 'natural tools of the insurgency' by the Motherboard story, they also report why the globalists are so petrified of such seemingly menial tools.
And knowing that 'memes' are so 'destructive' to globalism, we urge their use in full all across the internet.
Memes, as any alt-right Pepe sorcerer will tell you, are not just frivolous entertainment. They are magic, the stuff by which reality is made and manipulated. What's perhaps surprising is that this view is not so far off from one within the US defense establishment, where a growing body of research explores how memes can be used to win wars.
This recent election proved that memes, some of which have been funded by politically motivated millionaires and foreign governments, can be potent weapons, but they pose a particular challenge to a superpower like the United States.
Memes appear to function like the IEDs of information warfare. They are natural tools of an insurgency; great for blowing things up, but likely to sabotage the desired effects when handled by the larger actor in an asymmetric conflict. Just think back to the NYPD's hashtag boondoggle for an example of how quickly things can go wrong when big institutions try to control messaging on the internet. That doesn't mean research should be abandoned or memes disposed of altogether, but as the NYPD case and other examples show, the establishment isn't really built for meme warfare.
To understand this issue, we first have to define what a meme is because that is a subject of some controversy and confusion in its own right. We tend to think of memes from their popular use on the internet as iterative single panel illustrations with catchy tag lines, Pepe and Lolcats being two well known known examples of that type. But in its scientific and military usage a meme refers to something far broader. In his 2006 essay Evolutionary Psychology, Memes and the Origin of War, the American transhumanist writer Keith Henson defined memes as "replicating information patterns: ways to do things, learned elements of culture, beliefs or ideas."
Memetics, the study of meme theory and application, is a kind of grab bag of concepts and disciplines. It's part biology and neuroscience, part evolutionary psychology, part old fashioned propaganda, and part marketing campaign driven by the same thinking that goes into figuring out what makes a banner ad clickable. Though memetics currently exists somewhere between science, science fiction, and social science, some enthusiasts present it as a kind of hidden code that can be used to reprogram not only individual behaviors but entire societies.
And in this new story over at The Atlantic we get to see a more practical definition of meme warfare from young black Conservative CJ Pearson who talked about the next big battleground in the war upon free speech and censorship, Instagram. As the Atlantic story reports, according to Pearson, “the role [Instagram] will play in 2020 is being slept on right now. The right has an advantage in that they’ve organized a huge network of meme accounts on the platform that reach millions of young people across the web who will be casting their first vote come 2020.”
Meme wars seem to favor insurgencies because, by their nature, they weaken monopolies on narrative and empower challenges to centralized authority. A government could use memes to increase disorder within a system, but if the goal is to increase stability, it's the wrong tool for the job.
We've just witnessed a successful meme insurgency in America. Donald Trump's campaign was founded as an oppositional movement—against the Republican establishment, Democrats, the media, and "political correctness." It used memes successfully precisely because, as an opposition, it benefited by increasing disorder. Every meme about "Sick Hillary," "cucks," or "draining the swamp" chipped away at the wall built around institutional authority.
Trump's win shocked the world, but if we all read alt-right power broker Jeff Giesea's paper about memetic warfare in 2015, we might have seen it coming.
"For many of us in the social media world, it seems obvious that more aggressive communication tactics and broader warfare through trolling and memes is a necessary, inexpensive, and easy way to help destroy the appeal and morale of our common enemies," he said.
So with the globalists in the EU banning memes via Article 13 (though they'd argue otherwise, we know their true intentions) and President Trump supporters all across America having used memes successfully against Hillary Clinton and the establishment in 2016, as Steve Quayle had warned in the previously mentioned SQnote while linking to this RT story about the EU passing Article 13, "everything they think, do and say robs you of your freedom in a very nefarious way...Enter anti-Christ appearance stage right".
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