Neelie Kroes

The E.U. commissioner currently considering eliminating net neutrality. This is the same official who invited Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (Baron Karl-Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester von und zu Guttenberg) (C.S.U.) to be her advisor on internet freedom after the internet forced him to resign as Germany’s defense minister when a plagiarism wiki discovered he’d copied parts of his doctoral thesis.

Lobbyplag

Website that says they use plagiarism software to compare text in politicians’ amendments and lobbyists’ proposals to find out if the amendments contain language copied from companies and industry groups. They’ve published a list of similar texts with politicians’ names and companies’ names. By necessity, the website is highly multilingual.

Lobbyplag.eu says its creation was motivated by the debate around EU data protection reform (with ~4000 amendments apparently inspired by lobbyists from every side of the issues and all corners of the world so far). Lobbyplag is also on Twitter.

 

 

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