EU DisinfoLab’s mission is to raise awareness on disinformation and the manipulation of information and contribute to a better information landscape
EU DisinfoLab, together with a number of other counter-disinformation civil society organisations, sent a letter to the European Commission, asking to support and invest in those who defend democracy from disinformation and are working in an increasingly hostile environment.
The undersigned civil society organisations are deeply concerned about Article 17 of the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), which puts forward the so-called proposal for “media privilege”.
This analysis, focused on video-sharing platform Odysee, and based on a 3,000+ list of access restrictions, shows that the EU and Member States are far from doing enough, even on possibly illegal content.
Brussels needs to move beyond ready-made slogans in the fight against disinformation The recent Doppelganger operation we exposed mainly consisted of Russian actors cloning media websites and buying many domain names echoing real ones to spread anti-Ukraine narratives.
The EU DisinfoLab welcomes the European Commission’s European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) proposal. However, we are concerned about the introduction of Article 17 which could undo much of the progress done in the fight against disinformation.
The EU DisinfoLab welcomes the new Code of Practice on Disinformation that was revealed in June 2022 as a promising step forward, especially when it becomes a co-regulatory mechanism with the DSA.
The Digital Services Act (DSA), the EU’s groundbreaking law on internet safety and accountability that will introduce a sweeping change to our online environment, was agreed on Friday April 22nd.
EU lawmakers call on platforms to do more in response to disinformation in Ukraine. However, current legislative discussions would have them do less.
Journalists, fact-checkers, and disinformation researchers urge MEPs to reject any DSA proposal that would include a media exemption.
The letter has been co-signed by over 50 leading organisations and individuals from across the European Union, including, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Reporters Without Borders, Transparency International EU and Avaaz, with a cross-section of researchers, educators, journalists, academics, and activists from across the EU and beyond.