Type: Technical Report
Assessing the signatories’ Covid-19 reports
Technical Report, [Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF)], European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), 2021
BEAUFORT, Maren Birgit Marina, Assessing the signatories’ Covid-19 reports, [Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF)], European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), 2021 - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/74328
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While the original intention of the European approach to regulation on disinformation was to develop laws and policies related to elections, the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent "infodemic" provided another relevant trigger for policy-making related to disinformation, based on the self-reporting of online platforms. Analysis of 57 so-called "Covid-19 Reports" from Facebook (11), Google (11), Microsoft (11), Mozilla (2), TikTok (11) and Twitter (11), produced between August 2020 and June 2021 as part of the "Fighting COVID-19 Disinformation Monitoring Programme", revealed fundamental shortcomings in the processes of self-regulation, as well as transparency problems in the reporting system itself, showing that regulation, standardisation and transparency need to be understood in our new communications order with an approach that is both new and different. The analysis concludes with 14 recommendations.
Cadmus permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/74328
External link: https://edmo.eu/reports/
Series/Number: [Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF)]; European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO); 2021
Publisher: European Digital Media Observatory
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This project has received funding from the European Union under Contract number: LC-01464044
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