About this consultation

Consultation period
13 November 2017 - 23 February 2018
Digital economy and society

Consultation outcome

The Commission will publish the replies shortly after the end of the consultation period.  A link to the results will be published on the digital single market consultations page.

Target group

  • Citizens
  • Social media platforms
  • News organisations (broadcasters, print, news agencies, online media and fact-checkers)
  • Academia
  • Civil society organisations

Objective of the consultation

The results of the public consultation will help assess the effectiveness of current actions by market players and other stakeholders, the need for scaling them up and introducing new actions to address different types of fake news.

The consultation will collect information on:

  1. Definition of fake information and their spread online
  2. Assessment of measures already taken by platforms, news media companies and civil society organisations to counter the spread of fake information online
  3. Scope for future actions to strengthen quality information and prevent the spread of disinformation online.

How to submit your response

Two questionnaires are available: one for the citizens and one for legal entities and journalists reflecting their professional experience of fake news and online disinformation.

You can reply in any EU language.

At any time you can save your draft and return to it later. Your contribution is downloadable once you submit your answers. 

Accessibility for persons with disabilities

The online questionnaire meets the standards in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Protection of personal data & privacy statement

Protection of personal data

View the questionnaire

Respond to the consultation as citizen or legal entity and journalist.