In the EU’s fight against fake news, disinformation is winning

June 9, 2018 Martin Mycielski


It hasn’t even been a month since Brussels was hyped about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg being (supposedly) grilled by the European Parliament. COO Sheryl Sandberg is next on the agenda, rumored to be questioned by MEPs in June. Simultaneously, for five months now the European Commission has been hard at work within their High Level Expert Group on Fake News (HLEG), tasked with “advising on all issues arising in the context of fake information spread across traditional and social media.” It looks like the abuse of social media platforms for political manipulation is as hot on the EU’s agenda as…

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