First published on
05 December 2018

The Commission and the High Representative adopted the Joint Communication setting out an “Action Plan against Disinformation”.

The Action Plan responds to the calls of the European Council in June and October 2018 to develop a coordinated response to the challenges in this field, especially in view of the forthcoming European elections. It focuses on how to deal with disinformation both within the EU and in its neighbourhood. Efforts to strengthen the Strategic Communication Task Forces of the European External Action Service will play a key role here.

Other actions aim to strengthen coordinated and joint responses to disinformation, to mobilise the private sector to make sure that it delivers on its commitments in this field, and to improve the resilience of society to the challenges that disinformation creates.


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