Reader’s Links for April 22, 2022

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

18 Replies to “Reader’s Links for April 22, 2022”

  1. Did the CCP flu mass-line beget the Ukraine mass line? Was the timing coincidental? The Ukraine mass line of collective subjugation to a globalist narrative most assuredly will beget another. It’s hard to get closer than this to the weeds of the matter without slipping on the mud and falling into the weeds, isn’t it.

    Funny how our economic issues are reflected in our leaders’ regard for human capital. For all the bogus”sensitivity” of The Woke, life just keeps getting cheaper.

    USA Watchdog weekly roundup:

    https://usawatchdog.com/russia-ukraine-intensifies-germany-tanking-food-inflation-and-drought/

  2. The Kadyrovski celebrate the fall of mariupol.

    “Allahu akbar – Mariupol är vårt!” (“Allah is great – Mariupol is ours!”)

  3. Session 101: “Constructive Interference”
    April 22, 2022 – approx. 3:00 CEST (Berlin Time) 9:00 ET?
    Topic excerpt:
    1. Mega-Lockdown in Shanghai and other Chinese Metropolises and its Global Implications
    2. Chinese Role in the Great Reset
    3. Spanish protests and natural gas shortages
    4. Judicial stage victories in Spain
    5. Resistance in India: Strong and quick to mobilize
    6. The necessity of social tripartism
    7. MassPsychological view of the Overall Social Process
    Reiner Fuellmich – April 22, 2022 – Telegram
    https://t.me/ReinerFuellmichEnglish/312

    Odysee
    https://odysee.com/@Corona-Investigative-Committee:5/s101en:f

  4. ‘We are ready’: Environment minister on Canada’s switch to zero-emission vehicles

    Environment Minister Steven Guilbault discusses the push to get more Canadians driving electric vehicles.

  5. What does Barack Obama think of the CDC Vaccine adverse reactions events system (VAERS) Report up to April 15, 2022? Historically, VAERS has reported around 1% of actual numbers.

    Adverse Reactions 1,237,647

    Deaths 27,349 people have died from getting the shot.

    Serious Injuries 222,836

  6. You have to wear a mask when entering a Service Canada office in Ontario.

    You have to wear a mask when entering a cannabis store in Ontario. Please note I did not go in, but did find it amusing watching a lot of men putting on their masks before entering.

    Justine rules?

    My dog fell down on Easter, she had some tests at the beginning of the week, the results were terrible. She was supposed to have a MRI but the place is closed, all the staff supposedly have Covid. I am not going to put her through anymore tests. My heart hurts.

  7. EUROPEAN COMMISSION Digital Services Act: Council and European Parliament provisional agreement for making the internet a safer space for European citizens

    An important step has been taken today with the provisional political agreement reached on the Digital Services Act (DSA) between the Council and the European Parliament.

    In terms of ambition, the nature of the actors regulated and the innovative aspect of the supervision involved, the DSA is a world first in the field of digital regulation.

    The DSA follows the principle that what is illegal offline must also be illegal online. It aims to protect the digital space against the spread of illegal content, and to ensure the protection of users’ fundamental rights.

    Scope

    The DSA will apply to all online intermediaries providing services in the EU.

    The obligations introduced are proportionate to the nature of the services concerned and tailored to the number of users, meaning that very large online platforms (VLOPs) and very large online search engines (VLOSEs) will be subject to more stringent requirements. Services with more than 45 million monthly active users in the European Union will fall into the category of very large online platforms and very large search engines.

    To safeguard the development of start-ups and smaller enterprises in the internal market, micro and small enterprises with under 45 million monthly active users in the EU will be exempted from certain new obligations.

    Governance

    In order to ensure effective and uniform implementation of requirements under the DSA, the Council and Parliament have decided to confer on the Commission exclusive power to supervise VLOPs and VLOSEs for the obligations specific to this type of actor.

    They will be supervised at European level in cooperation with the member states. This new supervisory mechanism maintains the country-of-origin principle, which will continue to apply to other actors and requirements covered by the DSA.

    Online marketplaces

    Given the important role played by these actors in the daily lives of European consumers, the DSA will impose a duty of care on marketplaces vis-à-vis sellers who sell their products or services on their online platforms.

    Marketplaces will in particular have to collect and display information on the products and services sold in order to ensure that consumers are properly informed.

    Systemic risks of very large platforms and search engines
    The DSA introduces an obligation for very large digital platforms and services to analyse systemic risks they create and to carry out risk reduction analysis.

    This analysis must be carried out every year and will enable continuous monitoring aimed at reducing risks associated with:

    dissemination of illegal content
    adverse effects on fundamental rights
    manipulation of services having an impact on democratic processes and public security
    adverse effects on gender-based violence, and on minors and serious consequences for the physical or mental health of users
    Dark patterns
    For online platforms and interfaces covered by the DSA, the co-legislators have agreed to prohibit misleading interfaces known as ‘dark patterns’ and practices aimed at misleading users.

    Recommender systems
    Recommendation systems are found in many uses of online users, allowing them to quickly access relevant content.

    Transparency requirements for the parameters of recommender systems have been introduced in order to improve information for users and any choices they make. VLOPs and VLOSEs will have to offer users a system for recommending content that is not based on their profiling.

    Crisis mechanism

    In the context of the Russian aggression in Ukraine and the particular impact on the manipulation of online information, a new article has been added to the text introducing a crisis response mechanism.

    This mechanism will be activated by the Commission on the recommendation of the board of national Digital Services Coordinators. It will make it possible to analyse the impact of the activities of VLOPs and VLOSEs on the crisis in question and decide on proportionate and effective measures to be put in place for the respect of fundamental rights.

    Protecting minors online

    Platforms accessible to minors will have to put in place special protection measures to ensure their safety online in particular when they are aware that a user is a minor. Platforms will be prohibited from presenting targeted advertising based on the use of minors’ personal data as defined in EU law.

    Background

    In December 2020, the European Commission presented a digital services package comprising the Digital Services Act (DSA) and a Digital Markets Act (DMA).

    The DSA and DMA form the two pillars of unprecedented digital regulation that respects European values and the European model. Together, these acts define a framework suited to the challenges posed by the emergence of digital giants and the protection of their users, while maintaining a balance conducive to innovation in the digital economy.

    A provisional political agreement between the Council and Parliament on the DMA was reached on 24 March 2022.

    Next steps

    The provisional agreement reached today is subject to approval by the Council and the European Parliament.

    From the Council’s side, the provisional political agreement is subject to approval by the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper), before going through the formal steps of the adoption procedure.

    https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2022/04/23/digital-services-act-council-and-european-parliament-reach-deal-on-a-safer-online-space/
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    PDF 113 pages –

    Proposal for a
    REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
    on a Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act)

    https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/default/files/proposal_for_a_regulation_on_a_single_market_for_digital_services.pdf

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