EU approves controversial copyright directive aimed at Google, Facebook, Twitter

The current tech landscape has cronyism overlaying cronyism overlaying cronyism. It’s a whole vast crony ecosystem. Exhibit A: The EU, one of the most crony organizations on Earth is penalizing Google, Facebook, and Twitter which are also thigh deep in crony capitalism, because such companies challenge old media companies that are cozy with EU ministers.

(From SearchEngineLand.com)

Many of Europe’s biggest news publishers and entertainment companies strongly supported or lobbied for the rules. Article 11 could have a major impact on Google’s index and what it can present in search results — especially rich snippets.

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