ERGA’s united response to foreign disinformation and information manipulation: European media regulators strengthen their cooperation

The European media regulators within ERGA have agreed to strengthen their cooperation to address the issue of disinformation, which is of utmost importance in the safeguarding of democracy and the protection of European values. Media regulators will work closely to affirm Europe’s digital and media sovereignity and endeavour to create a safe and trustworthy environment where fundamental rights are fully implemented and the respect of human dignity stands at its core.

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ERGA adopts Proposals Aimed at Strengthening the Digital Services Act (DSA) with Respect to Online Content Regulation

ERGA firmly believes that online content regulation requires tailored rules and bodies. Therefore, ERGA published a common statement in March 2021, outlining aspects of the DSA Proposal which it welcomed or wished to be clarified. Having had time to discuss the DSA proposal in more detail, the European media regulators have now adopted a more detailed position paper on ‘Proposals aimed at strengthening the Digital Services Act (DSA) with respect to online content regulation’. In this newly published paper, ERGA intends to articulate a set of constructive and pragmatic proposals on the DSA, based on its experience and in-depth analyses.

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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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