Guest Post by Volker Rieck. Translated from German.

Astroturf instead of grass roots: When clicktivism meets hard reality.

Last weekend, several organizations called for a “Day of Action” with demonstrations throughout Europe against the planned EU Copyright Directive.

Among the supporters of the events were the Pirate Party, the Left, the Greens and the network association Loade.V. (FDP).

The saveyourinternet.today website created an overview map of all 27 demonstrations.

Although this page, like many other pages of the campaign, has no legal notice or stated privacy policy as required by GDPR it has nonetheless been linked by Change.org and others—groups that ordinarily assert an interest in privacy.

In any case the cards weren’t put on the table. Again.

Read the post on The Trichordist Dismal Turnout For Anti-Copyright Directive Protests in EU Suggests Little Real Opposition — The Trichordist

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