Europe asks Facebook and Google to fight against the 'fake news' in the elections

Europe asks Facebook and Google to fight the Fake News in the elections

The European Commission has published the first monthly data about how advertising companies and current technology giants are helping to combat what is commonly known as 'fake news', that is, false news that misinforms, feeds lies and half-truths, usually with partisan intentions. Facebook, Twitter and Google, for example, already signed last year a voluntary code of practice drafted by the European Union, to take an active part in the matter. These reports cover until December 31, 2018.

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Having seen the results, the European Commission has requested that intensify efforts to fight against misinformation, pointing out that these efforts will have to be intensified, especially in view of the celebration of the next European elections in May 2019. It is enough to remember the scandal of Facebook and the filtering of data to agencies such as Cambridge Analytica and its decisive influence at the time that the conservative Donald Trump rose as president of the United States.

This effort requires greater coordination among the member states, so that they encourage critical and reflective thinking among the population. raising awareness On an issue that worries, it can destabilize entire governments. And this happens, of course, by tightening the nuts of the great information today: a large majority of the population has social networks such as Facebook and Twitter as their great companions of news and current information. One of the last to join this agreement to fight against misinformation has been Mozilla, owner of one of the most used Internet browsers, Firefox.

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  • Twitter has given priority to actions against those malicious actors, proceeding to close false or suspicious accounts as well as bots and automated publishing systems. It will be necessary, in spite of the steps already given, more information about how they try to skip the rules those who try to spread hoaxes and false news.
  • Mozilla you have a new version of your Firefox browser that will block, by default, crawling between websites. A good step although not defining since it is still unknown how the company will limit the information that reveals the user's use of the browser. An information that can be used for disinformation campaigns.

Via | TechCrunch

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