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EBLIDA response to Public Consultation on Fake News and Online Disinformation

21 February 2018

Background

From 13 November 2017 to 23 February 2018, the EU Commission held a public consultation on Fake News and Online Disinformation.

On 12 January 2018, the EU Commission announced the appointment of a new High Level Group (HLEG) on fake news and online disinformation composed of 39 experts that are representatives of the civil society, social media platforms, news media organisations, journalists and academia.

The chair is Professor dr. Madeleine de Cock Buning.

More information here.

Objective of the consultation

[Excerpt from the EU Commission website]

The results of the public consultation will help assess the effectiveness of current actions by market players and other stakeholders, the need for scaling them up and introducing new actions to address different types of fake news.

The consultation will collect information on:

  1. Definition of fake information and their spread online
  2. Assessment of measures already taken by platforms, news media companies and civil society organisations to counter the spread of fake information online
  3. Scope for future actions to strengthen quality information and prevent the spread of disinformation online.

EBLIDA's response

>>> Read the full EBLIDA’s response on the public consultation on Fake News and Disinformation [PDF] <<<

 

 

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