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Swede here.

The money goes towards radio and television that is free from political influence, and also free from ads. It is like a tax for something most people benefit greatly from. It has nothing to do with the medium it is broadcasted through.




> The money goes towards radio and television that is free from political influence [...]

The public TV stations depend more on politicians than any commercial media company, because it's the politicians that write the laws that dictate how much money they get, or if they should even receive any money in the first place.


"radio and television that is free from political influence". Sorry, I believe your opinion is incorrect. Any form of non-trivial media has some sort bias.


So just take it out of general government revenues (raise them if necessary). Trying to tax only those who use the service (which is probably 99.9% of people) is ridiculous. It just creates more bureaucracy and is a waste of time for everyone involved.




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