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I didn't plan on voting in our last national election, but this issue made me go anyway.

On 2021-07-06 the EU voted massively in favor of mass surveillance 😡
"The adoption of the first ever EU regulation on mass surveillance is a sad day for all those who rely on free and confidential communications"
patrick-breyer.de/en/chatcontr

How your county's MEPs voted:
mepwatch.eu/9/vote.html?v=1344

Only MEP of .de and .nl (narrowly) voted against it 😢

h/t mastodon.sdf.org/@mc/106681746

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I have already called our Christian party (CDA) the Dianne Feinstein of The Netherlands, voting indiscriminately in favor of all mass surveillance (and then complain when she gets surveilled). Apparently the other Christian parties joined in as well :-/

A bit more surprising is that D66 voted in favor as well.
youtube.com/watch?v=XoCMkJbcYU
is a (Dutch) video (with English subs) about how one member of D66 went from completely against to all in favor of it 😕

Power and principles apparently don't mix

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