I am delighted to see that media across the EU have called on the European Commission to implement “much stronger measures” to combat disinformation on internet platforms such as Google and Facebook. People need to be aware about what sources of information can be trusted and those that cannot. There is a need to call out "information that is not true" across all platforms for what it is.
A joint declaration, signed notably by the European Federation of Journalists, the European Publishers Council and the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT), follows a presentation on Wednesday by Brussels of new measures against disinformation, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The signatories say they are “alarmed by the rise in online disinformation during the pandemic”, which has had “a devastating impact on public health efforts”.
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