Words by Luciano Morganti and Heritiana Ranaivoson
On 23 February, the MediaRoad consortium contributed to the Public Consultation on Fake News and Online Disinformation launched by the European Commission. The MediaRoad’s joint position builds upon different point of views of its diverse members representing European media organisation, researchers, creative and cultural industries and technology experts and entrepreneurs who have highlighted the role of quality journalism and trusted content to counteract disinformation and information disorder.
The consultation mainly aimed at:
- gathering ideas and insights about the definition of fake information and their online dissemination
- assessing measures already taken by platforms, news media companies, and civil society organisations to counter the spread of fake information online
- scoping for future actions to strengthen quality information and prevent the spread of disinformation online.
Read more to see the key points raised by the MediaRoad consortium in its response to the consultation.