Meta introduces tools to fight disinformation ahead of EU elections

These measures aim to mitigate the spread of disinformation and promote transparency during the electoral process.

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The European Commission announced on Tuesday that Meta Platforms has introduced measures to combat disinformation ahead of the EU elections. Meta has launched 27 real-time visual dashboards, one for each EU member state, to enable third-party monitoring of civic discourse and election activities.

This development comes after the European Commission investigated Meta last month for allegedly breaching EU online content regulations. The investigation highlighted concerns over Meta’s Facebook and Instagram platforms failing to address disinformation and deceptive advertising adequately.

While the formal procedures against Meta continue, the European Commission stated that it would closely monitor the implementation of these new features to ensure their effectiveness in curbing disinformation.