Jacques Delors Centre, Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Paul-Jasper Dittrich

Tackling the spread of disinformation

Why a co-regulatory approach is the right way forward for the EU.

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Social media platforms have contributed to an unprecedented increase in the spread of disinformation. Concerns about these new and dynamic ways to spread falsehoods have brought politicians and regulators onto the stage. In this paper Paul-Jasper Dittrich proposes a European co-regulatory approach to tackle disinformation instead of direct regulation to replace the current model of self-regulation of social media.

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