Fake news and the European Parliament elections: Be prepared!

Date

Friday 13.04.18 14:30

Location

Room A
Dijver, Bruges campus
Dijver 11
8000 Bruges
Belgium

“Finnish election observer: Crimea is the most democratic place in the world”, “Brussels is planning to replace the UK by Turkey in the European Union.” “EU officials supported the violence in Catalonia” * 

Surprised about these messages? These are some examples of the Russian disinformation campaigns in Europe.  Is Russia targeting the European Parliament elections in 2019? We don’t know yet! However, the European Parliament has just set up a unit to tackle disinformation campaigns in the context of the upcoming elections. Marjory VAN DEN BROEKE, Deputy Spokesperson of the European Parliament, shared her views with the participants on how the European Parliament is developing its strategy to counter disinformation bearing in mind the 2019 upcoming elections. 

This was the first time the European Parliament presented this initiative publicly. It was the perfect opportunity to listen and share ones ideas about how to tackle disinformation with the person who is driving the EP strategy in this regard.

For more information, please contact the CoEnnect students group via their CoEnnect, the student’s digital team of the College of Europe Facebook page

* Source: https://euvsdisinfo.eu/

Fake news and the European Parliament elections.13 April 2018