• Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security

    11 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May.
    The European Commission Action Plan , which was presented at a press briefing earlier today, has four areas of focus: 1) Improving detection of disinformation; 2) Greater co-ordination across EU Member States, including by sharing alerts about threats; 3) Increased pressure on online platforms, including to increase transparency around political ads and purge fake accounts; and 4) raising...
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  • EU steps up fight against Russian 'fake news' ahead of vote

    11 days ago - By Chron

    BRUSSELS - European Union authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating Russian-backed "fake news" from their platforms ahead of elections next year.
    EU officials unveiled the measures on Wednesday as part of an action plan to counter disinformation in the lead up to the continent-wide vote in the spring.
    The internet companies will have to submit their reports from January to May, when 27 EU member countries are scheduled to vote.
    Officials from the EU's executive Commission said they'll add a "rapid alert...
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