EU Code of Practice on Disinformation

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Publication Date 28/09/2018
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Code of Practice on Disinformation agreed in September 2018 by representatives of online platforms, leading social networks and other stakeholders.

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The agreement on the Code of Practice was reached on 26 September 2018. It aims at achieving the objectives set out by the European Commission in the Communication adopted in April 2018 by setting a range of commitments, from further transparency to the closure of fake accounts and demonetisation of purveyors of disinformation.

The adoption of this Code of Practice was the result of a multi-stakeholder forum organised by the Commission in May 2018. On 16 October, stakeholders handed over to the European Commission a set of individual roadmaps which outline concrete steps to implemeht the Code of Practice. On 29 January 2019, the European Commission published  the first implementation reports from different stakeholders, taken by online companies and advertising sector by 31 December 2018. On 28 February, the second set of reports was released, followed by a third one on 23 April.

Source Link https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=54454
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Commentary and Analysis
EBU: News, 16/10/2018: Code of Practice on Disinformation fails to tackle the scourge of fake news https://www.ebu.ch/news/2018/10/code-of-practice-on-disinformation-fails-to-tackle-the-scourge-of-fake-news
IAB Europe: Press Release, 26/09/2018: IAB Europe endorses Code of Practice on Disinformation https://www.iabeurope.eu/policy/iab-europe-press-release-iab-europe-endorses-code-of-practice-on-disinformation/
The Guardian, 30/09/2018: Could this EU crackdown on fake news be a gamechanger? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/30/eu-crackdown-fake-news-code-disinformation
Mozilla: Blog, 26/09/2018: EU Code published: another step forward in the fight against disinformation https://blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/2018/09/26/eucodeondisinfo/
Politico, 07/10/2018: Why we’re losing the battle against fake news https://www.politico.eu/article/fake-news-regulation-misinformation-europe-us-elections-midterms-bavaria/
Google: Blog, 26/09/2018: Working together to fight disinformation online https://www.blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/working-together-fight-disinformation_online/
The Guardian, 28/02/2019: Facebook and Twitter told us they would tackle ‘fake news’. They failed https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/28/facebook-twitter-fake-news-eu-elections

News
EurActiv, 26/09/2018: Disinformation crackdown: Tech giants commit to EU code of practice https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/disinformation-crackdown-tech-giants-commit-to-eu-code-of-practice/
EurActiv, 16/10/2018: EU code of practice on fake news: Tech giants sign the dotted line https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/eu-code-of-practice-on-fake-news-tech-giants-sign-the-dotted-line/
The Japan Times, 26/09/2018: Google, Facebook and Twitter agree to code of conduct to fight fake news in EU https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/09/26/business/google-facebook-twitter-agree-code-conduct-fight-fake-news-eu/
Euronews, 26/09/2018: Business Tech companies agree to measures to tackle fake news - EU https://www.euronews.com/2018/09/26/tech-companies-agree-to-measures-to-tackle-fake-news-eu
Reuters, 28/02/2019: Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1QH1O5
Reuters, 23/04/2019: Google, Facebook, Twitter have to do more to fight fake news: EU https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1RZ0WU

Official
European Commission: News, 16/10/2018: Code of Practice to fight online disinformation https://ec.europa.eu/commission/news/code-practice-fight-online-disinformation-2018-oct-16_en
European Commission: Statement by Commissioner Gabriel on the Code of Practice on Online Disinformation, 26 September 2018 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-18-5914_en.htm
European Commission: News, 26/09/2018: Code of Practice to fight online disinformation https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/code-practice-disinformation
European Commission: News, 29/01/2019: First results of the EU Code of Practice against disinformation https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/first-results-eu-code-practice-against-disinformation
European Commission: Press Release, 29/01/2019: Code of Practice against disinformation: Commission calls on signatories to intensify their efforts http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-746_en.htm
European Commission: Code of Practice against disinformation: Commission calls on signatories to intensify their efforts [Q&A] http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-19-752_en.htm
European Commission: Statement on the Code of Practice against disinformation: Commission asks online platforms to provide more details on progress made, 28 February 2019 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-19-1379_en.htm
European Commission: Code of practice against disinformation: Commission welcomes the commitment of online platforms ahead of the European elections, 23 April 2019 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-19-2174_en.htm
European Commission: Third monthly intermediate results of the EU Code of Practice against disinformation https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/third-monthly-intermediate-results-eu-code-practice-against-disinformation

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