All three platforms have made political ad libraries publicly available, also searchable via APIs. In addition, all three platforms have taken robust actions against manipulative behaviour on their services, including coordinated information operations and the malicious use of bots and fake accounts. They have also provided specific data on actions to improve the scrutiny of ad placements. The data provided should be more granular to enable an accurate assessment of how the platforms’ policies have actually reduced the spread of disinformation in the EU. The Commission regrets that Google and Twitter did not yet develop and implement policies for the identification and public disclosure of issue-based advertisements.
Looking beyond the European elections, signatories must now step up their efforts to take effective measures to empower consumers and the research community.
More information on the Code of Practice on Disinformation.