The 2022 Code of Practice on Disinformation

European Commission

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Code of Conduct
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Policy overview

The enhanced Code of Practice on Disinformation is a self-regulatory industry standard, building on the 2018 Code of Practice on Disinformation. The enhanced Code provides the industry with the tools to voluntarily adhere to higher standards in the fight against disinformation. The revised code encourages a broader range of stakeholders to participate, enabling them to make specific commitments relevant to their respective areas. These commitments include restricting disinformation dissemination, ensuring transparency in political advertising, fostering collaboration with fact-checkers, and facilitating data access for researchers. By assisting platforms and the industry in fulfilling their commitments under the Code of Practice on Disinformation, this initiative aligns with the European Commission's broader goal of creating a more transparent, secure, and trustworthy online environment. This strengthened code comprises 44 commitments and 128 specific measures across multiple key areas. These include efforts to disrupt financial incentives for disinformation, transparency in political advertising, ensuring service integrity, empowering users, supporting disinformation research, strengthening the fact-checking community, establishing transparency centres and task forces, and enhancing the monitoring framework.

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