Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Working Group on the Digital Single Market: and #Disinformation #fakenews

The European Parliament's Working Group on the Digital Single Market, at its meeting on 19 March 2018, had 3 presentations on the subject of misinformation:
- Societal costs of fake news in the Digital Single Market: Dr Divina Frau-Meigs, Professor of Media Sociology, University Sorbonne Nouvelle. She identifies disinformation 1.0 and 2.0 and lists a typology of disinformation as: Clickbait; Satire or parody, reposted at face value; Erroneous information; Rumours (unfounded); Plot theories; Manipulated information; data (out of original context). It is a content-full presentation, which, as you might expect, discusses regulatory issues and possible solutions. In passing, Frau-Meigs highlights the value of Media and Information Literacy.
- Technology used on online platforms as an enabler of fake news and effective tools: to protect consumers and citizens: Dr Žiga Turk, University of Ljubljana,
- Legal framework to address fake news - possible reforms at the EU level: Dr Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Regulatory Policy, Centre of European Policy Studies, College of Europe.
The powerpoint presentations can be downloaded (click on the plus sign next to 19 March) at http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/imco/subject-files.html?id=20130307CDT62446
Photo by Sheila Webber: two coffee-related freebies (Facet Publishing grounf coffee and ILG mug)

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