Google, Facebook and Twitter urged to take more steps to curb fake news

EU says companies need to do more to tackle disinformation

Natalia Drozdiak | Bloomberg
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Google, Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. need to continue to boost efforts to combat disinformation on their platforms, the European Union said, as it repeated warnings it could introduce legislation.
The companies’ actions helped limit interference in the European Parliament elections in May and provided greater transparency around political ads, the European Commission, the bloc’s executive body said. But large-scale automated propaganda and disinformation persist and more work needs to be done, it added.
“We cannot accept this as a new normal,” EU Commissioners Vera Jourova, Julian King and Mariya Gabriel said in a joint statement.

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First Published: Oct 29 2019 | 7:15 PM IST

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