Commission boosts awareness-raising of the risks of disinformation and information manipulation

The Commission launched a set of actions to raise awareness of the risks of disinformation and foreign information manipulation and interference, in the run-up to the European elections.

Together with the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA), which brings together all 27 national independent regulatory bodies in the field of audiovisual services, it kicked off a joint communication campaign to inform citizens’ about the related risks, encouraging critical thinking and providing practical tips on how to spot and tackle disinformation. The video of the campaign will be running across the Member States, available in all 24 official EU languages, until the beginning of June.

The Commission is also publishing a new toolkit with hands-on guidance for teachers and educators, including practical suggestions to help them explain disinformation and information manipulation to students and young people and empower them to recognize and tackle it.

In addition, a new webpage will offer a single-entry point to all useful information and resources on strategic communication and tackling disinformation.

Read more about how the EU is tackling disinformation online.

Source: European Commission (Shaping Europe’s digital life) | News & Views (