European Commission to set up High Level Expert Group on fake news

The European Commission is setting up a High-Level Expert Group on fake news and online disinformation, with representatives of academia, the tech industry, news media and civil society and has opened a call for applications to participate in the group. In addition, it launched a public consultation to feed into an EU-strategy on how to tackle the spread of fake news. The consultation is intended to collect information on how to define fake information and their online dissemination; measures taken to counter the spread of fake information; and future actions to strengthen quality information and prevent the spread of disinformation.The strategy will be presented in spring 2018.