Opinion & Analysis

The legal framework to address “fake news”: Possible policy actions at the EU level


This paper argues that the current policy initiatives adopted by the European Commission are meaningful, but still incomplete.

The policy response to online disinformation should ideally rely on: (i) the promotion of responsible behaviour in conveying information to end users; (ii) the enactment of a proactive media policy aimed at promoting pluralism and improving the exposure of diverse content to end users; and (iii) the empowerment of end users through media literacy initiatives, and supports to user behaviour.

This document was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

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