Multi-stakeholder forum delivers first draft of ‘Code of Practice’ to tackle online disinformation

European CommissionA working group, composed of online platforms, leading social networks, advertisers and the advertising industry, released their first draft of a “Code of Practice” which aims to help tackle online disinformation by focusing on more transparency and political scrutiny of online platforms. The Code of Practice responds to the suggestion of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation that as a first step, a non-regulatory multi-stakeholder approach is taken to tackle online disinformation.

A final version of the initiative is expected in September.

More information can be found on the European Commission’s website.