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EU steps up efforts to fight fake news ahead of 2019 elections

Thursday 6 December 2018 | 10:27 CET | News
The European Union is stepping up its efforts to fight fake news on social media ahead of parliamentary elections next May. The European Commission unveiled an Action Plan to help the 28 member states counter disinformation, including a 'rapid alert' system to share information and coordinated responses among EU states and increased funding for detecting disinformation campaigns and supporting journalism and media literacy. The Commission said it is also monitoring closely the implementation of a code of conduct agreed with social media sites earlier this year and will take further

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