EU official urges U.S. to help combat Russian disinformation.

EU official Vera Jourova urges the U.S. to join forces in combating Russian disinformation, emphasizing the serious threat it poses to democracy. She highlights the importance of addressing information manipulation and suggests aligning strategies, including regulating Big Tech under the Digital Services Act and Code of Practice on Disinformation.

European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova delivered a speech at the Atlantic Council in Washington where she urged the United States to play a more active role in combating Russian propaganda and online disinformation because of the threat they represent for democracy. Jourova stressed that information manipulation is a very underestimated weapon. She also mentioned the EUs approach to tackling disinformation such as requiring Big Tech companies to follow the new Digital Services Act and the Code of Practice on Disinformation. “We face similar problems, so it would make sense to find similar solutions,” explained Jourova.