European Commission: Public Consultation on Fake News and Online Disinformation

13 Nov 2017 - 1 Mar 2018


The European Commission has launched a public consultation on fake news and online disinformation, with the aim to help assess the effectivenss of current actions by market players and other stakeholders, and the need for scaling them up and introducing new actions to address different types of fake news.

The consultation is addressed to citizens, social media platforms, news organisations (broadcasters, print, news agencies, online media, and fact-checkers), academia, and civil society organisations. It is intended to collect information on:

  • Definition of fake information and their spread online
  • Assessment of measures already taken by platforms, news media companies and civil society organisations to counter the spread of fake information online
  • Scope for future actions to strengthen quality information and prevent the spread of disinformation online.

The Commission will publish the contributions after the end of the consultation period.

For more information and to contribute to the consultation, visit the dedicated webpage.