The four key ways disinformation is spread online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Social media has allowed online disinformation to flourish. False and out-of-context information is largely propagated by people looking to distort public opinion and advance particular agendas. Disinformation is often […]

EU elections update: Can the EU voters vote unaffected from fake news and online disinformation?

EU elections already kicked off yesterday in the UK and the Netherlands with several EU citizens abstaining in Britain due to clerical errors by local councils. The old continent is now following the EU elections closely, worrying about the effect of fake news and growth of far-right parties. The EC published last week various reports concerning […]

EU elections: Can EU citizens’ awareness eradicate fake news more efficiently than Facebook, Twitter and Google?

Last Thursday, the European Commission published the reports of Facebook, Google and Twitter regarding the progress made in January in their voluntary pledges to tackle disinformation. Disinformation is a major challenge globally and for Europe and all stakeholders have to be actively involved in order to address citizens’ exposure to it. However, the US tech […]