Even if the EU-Commission may criticise the German "go it alone" against Online-hatred, repeatedly, to not fail, to correct the path of European containment. That's good, and gentle pressure from Germany, as recently due to the extension of legal requirements for platforms, is likely to have helped.
With the voluntary nature of the EU is at least not far. The business models of providers such as Facebook or Youtube lived for far too long, that responsibility could be delegated into the digital Nowhere – to the unfortunate anonymity of the users, their defenders pretend that they lived in a dictatorship before, it is important to protect yourself.
the reverse is true: hate, slander, conspiracy theories and stigma, often under cover of anonymity, use of the methods, as they are from dictatorships known. Mostly it's about, to isolate individuals or groups and to a social death.
From a human and social phenomenon, a Deformation, is to become also long-political will-formation. It is therefore no Surprise that for populist themes of all kind of network to the Eldorado, is at all to the germ-cell.
If the EU approach, by contrast, more rigid than in the past, defended not only its civilizational claims, and achievements. Freedom of expression and freedom of speech will not be trampled only by dictators but also by swarms of many small network despots.Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 01:19