EU Takes On Fake News, Disinformation

BRUSSELS — The European Union has launched public consultations on “fake news” and online disinformation, and will also set up a group of experts in an effort to map out an EU strategy for tackling these threats by the spring of 2018.

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The moves come after the European Commission chief tasked the commissioner for the digital economy and society, Mariya Gabriel, to “look into the challenges the online platforms create for our democracies with regard to the spread of fake information and initiate a reflection on what would be needed at EU level to protect our citizens.”

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