Tackling online disinformation: EU proposes a Code of Practice

The Commission is proposing measures to tackle disinformation online, including an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation, support for an independent network of fact-checkers, and a series of actions to stimulate quality journalism and promote media literacy.

The recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica revelations demonstrated exactly how personal data can be exploited in electoral contexts, and are a timely reminder that more is needed to secure resilient democratic processes.

Source: European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Tackling online disinformation: Commission proposes an EU-wide Code of Practice