European Federation of Journalists

Seminar: How to Tackle Fake News and Information War in the EU?

Seminar: Disinformation, Misinformation, Malinformation – How to Tackle Fake News and Information War in the EU? The Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) and The Union of Journalists in Finland are organizing the seminar “Disinformation, Misinformation, Malinformation – How to Tackle Fake News and Information War in the EU?” Their goal is to identify different forms of misinformation and influence operations, as well as to introduce measures to tackle and regulate them. The seminar programme can be found here: https://vikes.fi/osallistu/disinformationseminar. It will also be possible to follow the seminar online. Stream link:  https://www.mediaserver.fi/live/vikes The EFJ GS is invited as…

Brazil Superior Electoral Court Seminar on Fake News and Elections

In 2018, the Advisory Council on Internet and Elections, instituted by the Superior Electoral Court on December 7th, 2017, fostered many activities related to the influence of internet over Elections, especially concerning the risks brought by fake news and the use of robots for spreading this kind of information. Those activities enabled the widening of Electoral Justice’s knowledge about the topic, helping not only to prevent but also to tackle the great problem of fake news spreading during the 2018 General Elections. Considering that balancing the phenomenon known as fake news is extremely complex in every branch of society, in…

Conférence: Ingérences et désinformation à l’aube des élections européennes

Le Secrétaire général de la FEJ, Ricardo Gutiérrez, intervient dans le cadre de cette conférence organisée par l’Institut Jacques Delors, à la Fondation Gulbenkian, à Paris. “Les propagandes informatiques et les ingérences en ligne sur les élections sont des menaces pour la tenue d’élections libres et justes et pour la légitimité du processus démocratique. Depuis les élections européennes de 2014, de nombreux scrutins ont connu des tentatives d’ingérences au sein des débats, parmi lesquels peuvent être mentionnés le référendum pour le Brexit, les élections aux Philippines, aux États-Unis, au Brésil ou encore en Italie. Les responsables de ces propagandes numériques…

New report sets guidelines for EU effort to tackle disinformation

Access Now, Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties) and European Digital Rights (EDRi) just issued a joint report evaluating the work done by the EU institutions to tackle online disinformation. They found out a lack of evidence-based solution to address the problem and therefore  established a series of recommendations to be followed prior and after the adoption of the forthcoming EU Action Plan on the topic. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) supports these organisations in asking the EU and Member States to refrain from undue interference and censorship while addressing the issue of disinformation. “We urge the European Commission…

EFJ rejects the Platforms’ so-called “Code of Practice” on disinformation

Members of the Sounding Board of the EU Multistakeholder Forum [1] on Disinformation Online – which includes the EFJ – have delivered their final opinion on the new so-called ‘Code of Practice’ drafted by the online platforms (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and several advertisement organisations). The Sounding Board, comprised of representatives of the media, civil society, journalists, consumer organizations, fact-checkers and academia, thanked the Commission and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel for convening the Forum and for the opportunity to comment on the so-called ‘Code of Practice’ drawn up by the online platforms. As demonstrated in the Sounding Board’s detailed and written…

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