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Fake news’ and the EU’s response

European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

Written by Naja Bentzen,
Graphics by Christian Dietrich.
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Fake news – deliberately fabricated stories posing as journalism with the aim of manipulating readers – became an increasingly visible global phenomenon during last year’s presidential election campaign in the United States, not least due to the growing use of social media as a source for news. Whereas recent research indicates that a majority of people have difficulties determining when news is fake, the EU’s steps towards countering this growing information challenge are still tentative.
A global phenomenon with political impact
The phenomenon of ‘fake news’ is as old as the printing press. …read more

Source: European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

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