Disinformation and Propaganda – Impact on the Functioning of the Rule of Law in the EU and its Member States

202 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2019

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Judit Bayer

Budapest Business School

Natalija Bitiukova

Independent

Petra Bard

Central European University (CEU)

Judit Szakács

Central European University (CEU) - Center for Media and Communication Studies

Alberto Alemanno

HEC Paris - Tax & Law

Erik Uszkiewicz

Hungarian Europe Society

Date Written: February 1, 2019

Abstract

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs and requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, assesses the impact of disinformation and strategic political propaganda disseminated through online social media sites. It examines effects on the functioning of the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights in the EU and its Member States.

The study formulates recommendations on how to tackle this threat to human rights, democracy and the rule of law. It specifically addresses the role of social media platform providers in this regard.

Suggested Citation

Bayer, Judit and Bitiukova, Natalija and Bard, Petra and Szakács, Judit and Alemanno, Alberto and Uszkiewicz, Erik, Disinformation and Propaganda – Impact on the Functioning of the Rule of Law in the EU and its Member States (February 1, 2019). HEC Paris Research Paper No. LAW-2019-1341. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3409279 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3409279

Judit Bayer

Budapest Business School

Buzogány utca 10-12
Budapest, H-1149
Hungary

Natalija Bitiukova

Independent

No Address Available

Petra Bard

Central European University (CEU) ( email )

Nador utca 9
Budapest, H-1051
Hungary

Judit Szakács

Central European University (CEU) - Center for Media and Communication Studies ( email )

Nador u. 9
Budapest, 1051
Hungary

Alberto Alemanno (Contact Author)

HEC Paris - Tax & Law ( email )

1 rue de la Libération
Jouy-en-Josas Cedex, 78351
France

Erik Uszkiewicz

Hungarian Europe Society

No Address Available

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