About: code of practice on disinformation

Technology 08-03-2022

Ukraine disinformation years in the making, say lawmakers

The groundwork for disinformation linked to the war in Ukraine has been being laid for years, lawmakers said in a Parliamentary debate today on a report on malicious foreign interference.
Technology 06-12-2021

Code of Practice on Disinformation revision extended into 2022

The process of updating the Code of Practice on Disinformation has been extended to the end of March 2022, as 26 new potential signatories join the revision. 
Technology 19-11-2021

Digital Brief: DSA general approach, DMA compromise, data retention

EURACTIV’s Digital Brief brings you a weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Politics 17-11-2021

Content moderation policies continue to face core dilemmas

A new report by the Danish think tank Justitia calls for embedding content moderation in an international human rights framework to ensure common international standards. Yet, critics warn that this voluntary approach is too weak to tackle the ‘Infodemic’.
Technology 17-11-2021

New signatories to join EU anti-disinformation code amid calls for improvement

While "significant changes" related to monitoring and transparency are needed in the European Commission's Code of Practice on Disinformation according to a report published this week, 16 new prospective companies have signed up to help with its drafting.
Disinformation 01-10-2021

Commission pushes for ‘timely’ update of disinformation code of practice

The review process for the Code of Practice on Disinformation has gained eight new potential signatories including businesses and civil society groups, but the Commission worries over the slow pace of the process. 
Disinformation 27-07-2021

Facebook can lead users down vaccine misinformation rabbit hole 

New research into vaccine misinformation on Facebook shows that the platform’s content recommendation algorithm can lead users towards, rather than away from, harmful conspiratorial material. 
Disinformation 07-07-2021

YouTube’s algorithm fuelling harmful content, study says

A crowdsourced investigation has accused YouTube’s recommendation algorithms of fuelling harmful content. France and Germany were found to be particularly affected, along with other non-English speaking countries.
Disinformation 03-12-2020

No ‘ministry of truth’, EU vows at democracy action plan launch

The European Commission unveiled on Thursday (3 December) its Democracy Action Plan, the first piece of a digital agenda package that aims to fight disinformation, enforce rules on fair competition in online public debates, and protect the integrity of elections.
Media 29-10-2019

EU mulls disinformation regulation but admits alert system has ‘never been triggered’

The case for the EU regulation of online disinformation "will be evaluated" in the coming months ahead of a decision in early 2020, a Commission official revealed on Tuesday (29 October). At the same time, the EU's executive conceded that its disinformation alert system has never been triggered.
Disinformation 01-03-2019

EU raps Facebook, Twitter and Google for inaction on fake news

Online platforms are failing to make sufficient progress in the fight against disinformation, the European Commission warned on Thursday (28 December). As the European elections draw closer, the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA has called for national legislation in the fight against fake news.