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Summary: There are yet more attempts to tax citations; not only does that make no practical or moral sense, it's being lumped in or joined together with a must-pass "defence" (military) bill in order to suppress opposition

THE European Union has put forth some misguided proposals on "news sharing" for years. Canada is also pushing a 'link tax'. Now, the United States -- likely swayed by the very same lobbyists (and interests which infest "the media") -- might have the same inside a must-pass anti-democratic bill. It's just unreal, is it not?

What are they trying to do? They want to tax people for linking to sites rather than accept that it would harm the Internet; if anyone should cushion a burden to pay, it's the site/s enjoying additional audience, owing to the linking. They got it all backwards!

"This deserves to be broadly discussed as the general public would be disgusted."Thankfully, unlike lobbyists' mouthpieces (misframing this as "Big Tech" -- a Microsoft lobbying straw man), there is some better coverage regarding "Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA)" (misnomer in every letter). It seems like US 'democracy' has been reduced to a bunch corporate dictators dropping stuff they want enshrined as law onto NDAA, bypassing an actual, real vote on pertinent proposals. "Piggybacking "riders" into must-pass legislation," an associate said, "is toxic and anti-American. Notice that it's not just that most of the coverage is afflicted by severe conflicts of interest, but that almost the only sites covering it at all are overseas: India, UK, Australia, etc. The US-based businesses don't want the matter examined in any way, shape, or form."

This deserves to be broadly discussed as the general public would be disgusted. Lots of scandals here all wrapped into one.

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