Article 13 will wreck the internet because Swedish MEPs accidentally pushed the wrong voting button

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/26/jfc-fml-jfc.html

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#2

And yet strangely, very large sums of money were transferred to numbered Swedish accounts in the MEPs’ names immediately following the “accidental” button press.

It’s a joke, but… is it?

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#3

“You had ONE job, Swedish MEPs …”

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#4

But, e-voting is more secure!

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#5

Ffs! It’s like Brexit all over again. Massively influential decisions that aren’t being handled with the care they should be. And now we have to live with it. Plus we’ve got this new porn legislation…

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#6

What’s going to change? I heard lots of doom and gloom stories about GPDR and so far that hasn’t torn the internet apart. Why should I believe the apocalypse prediction this time?

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Except that every single website now requires sometimes 3 clicks before you can get to the content. Yay :raised_hands:

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#8

Of course, it is far from certain that even if they had voted correctly, that they would have been able to eliminate the accursed articles. It was a vote to have a vote on a thing that most of the MEPs had already decided they could live with.

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#9

Seems like a nice little mechanism for having it both ways as a MEP. Vote for one thing while claiming to be for its opposite.

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#10

The late 2010s sure seem intent on demonstrating in the most dangerous and expensive possible ways the flaws and limitations of democratic and representative government. What a goddamn clownshow.

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#11

Someone is setting up themselves to get sued by making reality into a Mel Brooks script.

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#12

Pft, only 3? I’m old enough to remember pop up ads pre-pop-up and adblock.

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#13

Yeah, it’s awful. Sometimes I envy my Irish ancestors. Not only did they get to eat a lot of potatoes (usually), but they didn’t have to click through bullshit popups to listen to just about any piece of music ever made, read one of millions of books, or communicate instantly with friends and family around the globe.

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#14

Right? Hypocrisy codified.

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#15

I know right? :disappointed:

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#16

No need for very large sums - politicians are actually quite cheap.

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#17

Cory, if I’m reading the link correctly, only two Swedish Democrats accidentally voted against amending. If they had voted the way they intended to, they still would have been defeated, but it would have been 315-314 instead of 317-312.

It’s still a travesty, but I don’t think it’s accurate to say that Article 13 passed because they pressed the wrong button.

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#18

First thought…

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Second thought… they should really label those things.

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#19

SD are FAR RIGHT EXTREMISTS, not left leaning.

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#20

ROAD APPLES. Sounds like they’re a bunch of chickens**s who caved to the pressure and bribes from the lobbyists and now they’re trying desperately to play CYA so the voters don’t throw them out next month. What can you expect from a country that hasn’t had the guts to choose a side since the 17th century?

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