European Commission presents guidance to strengthen code of practice against disinformation

28 May, 2021

ECCT staff writers

The European Commission has published its guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation, the first of its kind worldwide, should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation.

It sets out the commission’s expectations, calls for stronger commitments by the signatories and foresees a broader participation to the code. Based on a robust monitoring framework and clear performance indicators, signatories should reduce financial incentives to disinformation, empower users to take an active role in preventing its spread, better cooperate with fact-checkers across EU Member States and languages, and provide a framework for access to data for researchers. Follow this link to read the full press release and further details on the EU’s official website, Europa.  

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