Red Lines & Baselines: Towards a European Multistakeholder Approach to Counter Disinformation



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Published date: October 11, 2021

Author: Louk Faesen, Alexander Klimburg, Simon van Hoeve, Tim Sweijs.

Subject tag: Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation

Public-private Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), sometime known as a Warning, Advice, and Reporting Point (WARP), have formed the backbone of national cybersecurity efforts for nearly 20 years. Today, cybersecurity would be unthinkable without them. Building on this experience, a Disinformation ISAC (DISINFO-ISAC) is proposed as a distinct instrument to facilitate information exchange primarily between social media platforms, but also with government agencies, and civil society, as well as to improve the capacity of smaller industry members. ISAC members would primarily track, label and share threat information on both disinformation content and delivery agents according to their veracity, effectively providing a ’fake ratio’, and exchange their classifications according to a mutually intelligible format. pg. 8

Social media platforms should have a dedicated community reporting mechanism for disinformation, take measures to timely mitigate reported disinformation and be transparent about their process. Similarly, platforms should guarantee that individuals have the ability to appeal a decision by the platform. pg. 7
[This entry was sourced with minor edits from the Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations and its baseline datasets initiative. You can find more information here:]