ERGA welcomes guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on Disinformation and is ready to work on its effective implementation

On 26 May 2021, the European Commission published its Guidance on strengthening the Code of Practice on Disinformation. ERGA especially welcomes the ambition set out in the Guidance to strengthen the Code in the key areas, such as access to data for researchers, fact-checking, user-empowerment and robust monitoring that were also highlighted in the previous relevant ERGA reports.

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ERGA Report provides recommendations feeding into debates on strengthening the EU Code of Practice on Disinformation and new rules on political advertising transparency

In a recently released report, ERGA offers its take on defining disinformation and related concepts, and on political and issue-based advertising. ERGA believes the report’s recommendations will contribute to more clarity and legal certainty and feed into the debate as the European Commission prepares the much-anticipated guidance on the strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation and runs a public consultation on political advertising. Regulators within ERGA thus support the crucial combat against disinformation and at the same time aim to protect media freedom and the freedom of expression of European citizens.

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