85% of EU citizens want more political action against disinformation

September 19, 2023

By Thomas Macaulay

The fight against “fake news” appears to have overwhelming support in the EU. According to a new study, 85% of the bloc’s citizens want policymakers to take more action against disinformation, while 89% want increased efforts from platform operators. Just 7% do not feel that stronger responses are required. The findings emerged from surveys by Bertelsmann Stiftung, a pro-business German think tank with close ties to the EU. Across the EU, 54% of respondents said they were “often” or “very often” unsure whether information they found online was true. However, only 44% of them had recently fact-checked the content they’d…

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