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Disinformation & Fake news - How is Europe vulnerable?

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How to believe or not to the information Europeans are reading or acquiring via several sources, especially in times when outside actors seem to deliberately play a role in the opinion-making process on social media? How to filter the information flow, which by definition is disorderly to the extreme of human brain capacity? How to defend harmless citizens from twisted hints in a time where only a few specialists can really read complex and highly technical issues in and out?

While the Institutions and Member States equip themselves with new rules and monitoring bodies, while big enterprise like Facebook and Google pioneer for the first time counteractions in this direction, while EU citizens struggle to steer their own participation to public debates... here comes #EUevents contribution with this stock-taking on past and future events dedicated to this subject at European level.

15 January - EU HIGH LEVEL GROUP ON FAKE NEWS: FIRST MEETING

23 January - Fact-Checking Science: shaping the governance of scientific advice in the EU

26 January - Propaganda and Fake News - Lessons from the Past

30 January - Tackling Fake News About the EU

5 February - Let’s Tweet Again! Fake news & social media - Panel Debate

12 February - People want unbiased news: Do they think the media deliver?

26 February - Digital Forum: Fact or Fake? Tools & Practices to Fight Disinformation

14 March - From Disinformation to Cognitive Hacking: The Evolution of Russian Influence Operations

28 March - Trust Summit 2018

11 April - Disinformation - the playbook and how to fight it: 2018 Brussels DisinfoLab

27 April - Workshop: Facing up to fake news

6 June - Fighting online fakes

28 June - Countering online disinformation in Europe: Next steps