At a glance - Disinformation, 'fake news' and the EU's response
At a glance - Disinformation, 'fake news' and the EU's response
Author: Naja Bentzen
Date of publication: November 2017
Europe

The impact of the online spread of mis- and disinformation – including false news posing as factual stories – became increasingly visible in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, and gained notoriety as a global phenomenon during the 2016 presidential election campaign in the United States. Ahead of the European elections in 2019, the EU's answers to these challenges are still only tentative.