cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16374600

Patrick Breyer, a staunch defender of digital rights, laments the Pirate Party’s exit from the EU Parliament as a blow to online privacy.

  • safesyrup
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    1 month ago

    Right-wing populism is on the rise through the whole continent, it‘s scary. I can feel it here in switzerland and can see it in neighbouring countries like france and germany.

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      Here in Finland the Left Alliance increased votes by 10% while True Finns(hard right party) decreased support massively across the whole country. Only one true finn got voted in.

      So at least we got that going for us…

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        The Swedish Social Democratic party (supposedly staunchly left wing) are the ones behind Chat Control 2.0. So just voting for left is not a guarantee we actually get sane MPs in the parliament.

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      It is surprising how much the landscape changed in just 5 years. All the right wing parties got a boost, but most importantly, the ultra right and christian right parties. All those are surely going to want to implement ChatControl and measures like that because “We need to protect our children!”

      I’m also scared of all the new Q-Anon type parties that last time didn’t even exist and this time won a few seats. Ultra right conspiracy theorists that now have more seats than even the pirates.

      Also look at the results from Gernany or Austria. AfD and Orban. Pro nazi and pro russian parties. We’re going back in time for a remake.

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      I don’t understand why everyone’s so hell bent on turning the EU into yet another authoritarian mass surveillance state.