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Brussels asks platforms like Facebook and Google to work with auditors to curb disinformation

June 10, 2020

The European Commission will demand greater transparency from major digital platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter and will work with companies that review information to combat disinformation on the Internet. This emerges from the plan that Brussels drew up this Wednesday to curb this phenomenon that occurred during the coronavirus crisis.

To this end, Brussels requires platforms to submit monthly reports that provide information about their actions to promote relevant content, raise awareness of the phenomenon of bogus news, and limit pandemic campaigns.

The technology giants are also encouraged to work with data verification companies and researchers and to enforce their usage guidelines more transparently to better inform network users about possible fake news campaigns.

Brussels asks platforms like Facebook and Google to work with auditors to curb disinformationBrussels asks platforms like Facebook and Google to work with auditors to curb disinformation

The Community Executive urges other relevant players in the digital world to abide by the code of conduct signed in 2018 by Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and other business associations representing the advertising sector and which Microsoft has joined in 2019.