The Communication outlines the key overarching principles and objectives which should guide actions to raise public awareness about disinformation and tackle the phenomenon effectively, as well as the specific measures which the Commission intends to take in this regard.
The Communication has been developed taking into account the extensive consultations with citizens and stakeholders. The Commission set up in late 2017 a High-Level Expert Group to advise on this matter. The Group delivered its report on 12 March 2018. The Commission also launched a broad public consultation process, comprising online questionnaires that received 2,986 replies, structured dialogues with relevant stakeholders, and a Eurobarometer opinion poll covering all 28 Member States.