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“Fake news” is the newest, fakest justification for the EU link tax


The European Commission today released a proposal on combating fake news. It includes a call for the extra copyright for news sites or “link tax”, which is part of the copyright reform plans currently hotly debated in Parliament and Council. In parallel, rapporteur Axel Voss is also trying to add this justification for the law in Parliament.

Unfortunately, that’s in itself fake news. The link tax won’t help fight fake news – it will make the problem worse.
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