"I'm really surprised that the EC did not not actually provide any justification for this measure: everything else is pretty much very well justified in the impact assessment, but this part has not been."
1 / 7
"We had a discussion on a very similar provision already during the Digital Services Act negotiations and the co-legislators agreed to not put such a measure there."
2 / 7
"Article 17 is really not justified: the problem lies in the fact that the platforms would basically have to uphold the content from media."
3 / 7
"Media getting some beneficial treatment is problematic from the perspective of disinformation. "
4 / 7
"If misinformation sites self-declare as media, it would be very difficult to take their contents down."
5 / 7
"We have even seen attempts from co-legislators, that I find completely scary, to change the [Article 17] wording and make such an obligation stricter for platforms, even for content which is not in compliance with T&Cs."
6 / 7
"Article 17 EMFA is very problematic, very dangerous, and from my perspective doesn't have a place in the legislation."
7 / 7