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The EU Considers a New Approach to Confront Disinformation Online

June 5th 2018 - 09:20

The European Commission recently announced that it would step up its efforts to fight disinformation online. Despite the prior reluctance of several commissioners to name any specific foreign governments, the newly published policy document, called a Communication, singles out Russia for practicing information warfare and aims to establish what it calls “a European approach” to tackle these and other forms of hybrid interference. This new approach will focus on improving transparency, promoting media diversity, fostering credible sources of information and devising long-term solutions to tackle disinformation in Europe. 

Read the entire article by Katarina Kertysova in World Politics Review.

Katarina Kertysova is a strategic analyst at HCSS. She holds a degree in International Relations and French from the University of St Andrews, after which she pursued security studies at Sciences Po Paris and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).  

Prior to joining HCSS, Katarina worked as a researcher at the Clingendael International Energy Programme and later in the private energy sector in Slovakia. Her research experience includes work conducted for the UNDP, the Carnegie Moscow Centre and the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, among others.