Fight disinformation to protect lives and democracy

Disinformation during the pandemic is one more example of how fake news is sowing confusion in Europe and beyond. The EPP Group says a new European Commission report on disinformation will need more people and resources to battle the bots on an EU level. Self-regulation among the social networks has proven inadequate; a stronger EU role is needed, including binding rules. Foreign policy should target Russian and Chinese efforts to subvert the EU with fake news.    

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