Joint Communication to the European Parliament, The European Council The Council, The European Economic and Social Committee of the Regions: Tackling COVID-19 disinformation – Getting the facts right



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Published date: June 10, 2020

Region: Europe

Subject tag: Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation

The Commission will support fact-checking and research activities including through the newly established European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). This will support an independent multidisciplinary community on COVID-19 disinformation with a technological infrastructure with tools and services. 46 EDMO could also help public authorities with research and establish appropriate links to the Rapid Alert System.
The Commission invites platforms to agree with EDMO upon a framework providing academic researchers privacy-protected access to relevant platforms’ data to enhance the detection and analysis of disinformation. Section 5.2
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