Researches about Ukraine

Online disinformation and the EU’s response

European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

Written by Naja Bentzen,
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The proliferation of disinformation – including false news posing as factual stories – became increasingly visible in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, gaining notoriety as a global challenge during the 2016 United States presidential election campaign. While the EU is stepping up its efforts to tackle online disinformation ahead of the European elections in 2019, the EU’s myth-busting team is facing criticism.
A global phenomenon with growing visibility
The phenomenon of false, misleading news stories is at least as old as the printing press. However, social media and their personalisation tools have accelerated the …read more

Source: European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

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