Disinformation and Propaganda – Impact on the Functioning of the Rule of Law in the EU and its Member States
European Parliament, LIBE Committee, Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs, 2019
202 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2019 Last revised: 5 Nov 2020
Date Written: February 1, 2019
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.
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