Report on the implementation of the Action Plan Against Disinformation

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Series Details JOIN (2019) 12
Publication Date 14/06/2019
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Joint communication presented on 14 June 2019 by the European Commission and the High Representative for the European Union on the progress achieved in the fight against disinformation and the main lessons drawn from the 2019 European elections.

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Protecting our democratic processes and institutions from disinformation is a major challenge for societies across the globe. To tackle this, the EU has demonstrated leadership and put in place a robust framework for coordinated action, with full respect for European values and fundamental rights. This joint communication sets out how the Action Plan against Disinformation and the Elections Package have helped to fight disinformation and preserve the integrity of the European Parliament elections.

While it is still too early to draw final conclusions about the level and impact of disinformation in the recent European Parliament elections, it is clear that the actions taken by the EU – together with numerous journalists, fact-checkers, platforms, national authorities, researchers and civil society – have helped to deter attacks and expose attempts at interfering in our democratic processes.

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European Commission: Press Release, 14/06/2019: A Europe that protects: EU reports on progress in fighting disinformation ahead of European Council

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