Posts published in Day: December 6, 2018

EU steps up fake news fight before elections

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The European Union launched on Wednesday (Dec 5) a system for member countries to alert each other to online disinformation spread by opponents such as Russia to undermine next year’s key elections. The bloc also urged Facebook and other social media platforms to follow through on pledges to ensure transparent political advertising, to close fake accounts, flag “bots” and cooperate with fact-checkers. The campaign comes amid growing fears that Russia…