Sock puppets to be banned by EU?

Interesting snippet via Slash Dot, which is kind of the flip side of last week’s judgement against a too harsh a review. The EU is planning a directive that will clamp down on Sock Puppet bloggers and websites promoting favourable reviews of their own political parties products. So relax guys it doesn’t apply to politics, yet. But it does hint at the corrosive character of multiple sockpuppetry.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty