Europe must strengthen its policies and actions towards preventing the spread of disinformation

A total of 389 people from all over Europe – Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia and Slovenia – participated in the shaping of the recommendations to the EU and its member states that would help to minimize the negative consequences by fake news on citizens’ e-participation. 

Learn about the TOP 6 pillars below:

EU policy and funding
Strengthening and expanding the existing EU policy on disinformation, supporting media literacy and active citizenship. Ensure funding in support of national and local initiatives that fight disinformation and strengthen fact-checking platforms.

Accountability
Introducing laws, regulations and penalties on EU and national level, preventing the spreading of disinformation via media and social networks.

Responsible media
Encouraging the development of a trustworthy and responsible media ecosystem in Europe.

Encouraging cooperation
Working towards cross-sectoral, cross-national cooperation in sharing the best practices and achieving common goals.

Education
Introducing education on media literacy and critical thinking in schools, starting from an early age. Carrying out awareness campaigns and supporting non-formal education activities.

Tech tools
Developing new fact-checking tools locally and using AI systems to assist in fake news detection. Ensure funds for the support of already existing tools.

 

Click here to view the full recommendation’s document. 

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