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Is EU Censorship Coming to America?—Here's What You Need to Know: David Thunder | TEASER
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What will be the impact of the European Union’s sweeping new rules for Big Tech, not just on Europe, but also on America? “The issue with this legislation is that there are extremely vague categories such as misinformation and hate speech that are very, very difficult to define in law … so this opens the door to a form of arbitrary bureaucratic power over the platforms,” says David Thunder. He’s a political philosopher and a research fellow at the Institute for Culture & Society at the University of Navarra. “They can also declare an emergency. And in the event of declaring an emergency, require the platforms to take special measures to counteract the emergency,” says Mr. Thunder. “So it can become part of a war machine, in a sense.” Mr. Thunder is the author of “Citizenship and the Pursuit of the Worthy Life.” Views expressed in this video are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.