Assessment of the Code of Practice on Disinformation – Achievements and areas for further improvement

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Series Details SWD (2020) 180
Publication Date 10/09/2020
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Staff Working Document (SWD) published by the European Commission on 10 September 2020 concerning the implementation and effectiveness of the Code of Practice on Disinformation.

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This report delivers on a specific action point of the Commission's Action Plan against Disinformation, which charged the Commission to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the Code at the conclusion of its initial 12-month period of application. It provides an overview and an assessment of the implementation and effectiveness of the commitments subscribed to by the signatories of the Code of Practice on Disinformation.

The assessment shows that the Code has proven a very valuable instrument, and has provided a framework for a structured dialogue between relevant stakeholders – the first one of its kind worldwide - to ensure greater transparency and accountability of platforms’ policies on disinformation. The Code has also prompted concrete actions and policy changes by relevant stakeholders aimed at countering disinformation.

Source Link https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=69212
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European Commission: Press Release, 10/09/2020: Disinformation: EU assesses the Code of Practice and publishes platform reports on coronavirus related disinformation https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1568
European Commission: Report, 10/09/2020: Assessment of the Code of Practice on Disinformation – Achievements and areas for further improvement https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/assessment-code-practice-disinformation-achievements-and-areas-further-improvement

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