Following an open selection process, the Commission has appointed 39 experts to a new High Level Group (HLEG) on fake news and online disinformation. It comprises representatives of the civil society, social media platforms, news media organisations, journalists and academia. Professor dr. Madeleine de Cock Buning is nominated to chair the Group.

The High Level group will advise the Commission on scoping the phenomenon of fake news, defining the roles and responsibilities of relevant stakeholders, grasping the international dimension, taking stock of the positions at stake, and formulating recommendations.

Professor dr. Madeleine de Cock Buning from Utrecht University specialised in Intellectual Property, Copyright and Media and Communication Law is nominated to chair the Group.

Name

Organisation/Company

Markovski, Veni

ICANN

Bechmann, Anja

Digital Footprints / Digital society

Nielsen, Rasmus

Reuters Institute for Journalism Oxford

Raag, Ilmar

Media executive

Jimenez Cruz, Clara

Maldita.es / El Objetivo de Ana Pastor

Frau-Meigs, Divina

Sorbonne Nouvelle University

Pollicino, Oreste

Bocconi University

Vaisbrode, Neringa

Communications

Rozukalne, Anda

Riga Stradings University

Bargaoanu, Alina

University of Bucharest

Turk, Ziga

University of Ljubljana

Curran, Noel

EBU

Gniffke, Kai

ARD

Schwetje, Sonja

RTL Group

Nieri, Gina

Mediaset

Stjarne, Hanna

Sveriges Television

Polák, Juraj

RTVS

Whitehead, Sarah

Sky News

Goyens, Monique

BEUC

Steenfadt, Olaf

Reporters sans frontières

Sundermann, Marc

Bertelsmann & Co

Von Reppert-Bismarck, Juliane

Lie Detectors

Mantzarlis, Alexios

IFCN Poynter

Salo, Mikko

Faktabaari

Dzsinich, Gergely

CyAN

Riotta, Gianni

Journalist

Niklewicz, Konrad

Civic Institute

Wardle, Claire

First draft

Dimitrov, Dimitar

Wikimedia

MacDonald, Raegan

Mozilla Firefox

Lundblad, Nicklas

Google

Stephen Turner

Twitter

Richard Allan

Facebook

Gutierrez, Ricardo

European Federation for Journalists

Leclercq, Christophe

EurActiv

Lemarchand, Grégoire

AFP

Rae, Stephen

Independent News and Media

Fubini, Federico

Journalist

van Wijk, Wout

News Media Europe

 

More information about the Call for application (closed).

More information about the Fake News initiative in the European Commission.

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