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  • Fact-Checking

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    Don't put too much hope in EU legislation against fake news

    JOHANNESBURG — Supporting free speech and majority rule is a hallmark of the European Union. But in the fight against fake news, those values are nothing short of obstacles.

    That’s according to several media experts and stakeholders, who all told Poynter that recent efforts by the European Union and individual countries to regulate online misinformation will likely fail due to governance issues and legal restrictions in the region.

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    The EU is asking for help in its fight against fake news

    Today the European Commission announced a new strategy to combat misinformation and fake news online. It’s asking for more help.

    During the first of a two-day conference in Brussels, the Commission announced the launch of a public consultation and the creation of a high-level expert group to help the European Union develop a strategy to stop the spread of fake news. The resulting strategy will be presented in spring 2018, according to a press release.

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