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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 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.
Technology 12-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: whistleblower European tour, DMA approved, Google fined

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 05-11-2021

Climate misinformation running high on Facebook, says report

Climate misinformation is "rampant" on Facebook, despite the platform’s claims to the contrary, according to a new report.
Technology 28-10-2021

Legislative complexity remains in anti-disinformation efforts

The spread of disinformation from inside and outside the EU poses a growing threat to Europe and beyond, but there is no quick fix, according to stakeholders.
Elections 22-04-2021

Controversial far-right posters ignite Madrid election campaign

Spain's far-right VOX party has ignited the campaign for Madrid's upcoming regional election with a series of controversial posters taking aim at social benefits received by unaccompanied minors who arrive as migrants. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
27-11-2020

Policy-makers should develop ‘vaccine’ against disinformation about migrants

Instead of countering disinformation about migrants head on, communication professionals and decision-makers should promote alternative messages to undermine narratives sowing fear, a new study finds.
Politics 20-04-2020

Despite increased solidarity in the pandemic, authoritarianism threatens

Authoritarian attitudes, like the desire for a strong leader, or aggression against dissenters, often increase when people are under threat. With the ongoing coronavirus crisis, experts fear this is also true now.
Technology 16-04-2020

Facebook rolls out new COVID-19 misinformation engagement alerts

Facebook is to establish a new system for alerting users who have engaged with misinformation related to the coronavirus, the company's head Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday (16 April). The move comes after pressure from activists for Facebook to clampdown on the spread of fake news related to the outbreak.
Technology 02-04-2020

Austrian digital expert: Well-made disinformation is emotionally intelligent

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a flood of disinformation: Fictitious numbers of infection, ineffective treatments or false insider information. The Austrian author and digital expert Ingrid Brodnig, who monitors such cases, explains to EURACTIV Germany how and why coronavirus created a breeding ground for disinformation.
Global Europe 30-03-2020

Orbán to rule by decree with new powers to ‘silence critics’

The Hungarian Parliament approved new emergency powers on Monday (30 March) that will allow the ruling Fidesz party the right to rule by decree, without a set time limit, in a move that prompted an outcry from human rights groups.
Media 26-04-2019

As election looms, Spaniards are hit by WhatsApp disinformation campaign

Spanish citizens have been subject to a series of disinformation campaigns ranging from fake news about Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez signing a Catalan independence deal, to conspiracies about migrants and propaganda against gay people, a new study has found.
Disinformation 29-03-2019

Facebook says political ads fix brings ‘unprecedented levels of accountability’

Facebook has unveiled a raft of measures to prevent foreign campaigns from interfering in national elections. But the plans will also make it more complicated for pan-European parties to advertise in countries where they are not directly represented.
Technology 26-09-2018

Disinformation crackdown: Tech giants commit to EU code of practice

A group of tech giants including Google, Facebook and Mozilla have agreed to abide by landmark new standards set out by the European Commission in the battle against the dissemination of fake news across the EU.