This joint position paper with Renew Europe addresses how the EU can expose, attribute and counter disinformation to avoid fragmented or conflicted national regimes.
Freedom of thought and freedom of speech are the cornerstone of free and democratic societies. Disinformation poses a risk to our societies, our democracies and our institutions. Renew Europe condemns any attempt of mass manipulation by false statements of facts spread by individual States in an organised way or in semi-State campaigns. We must establish robust safeguards and defence mechanisms against organised disinformation campaigns.
While the European Union already adopted a series of measures to counter disinformation, RENEW Europe calls for additional actions and legislative proposals in a holistic EU Strategy to fight disinformation in a coordinated, joint and sustainable EU-wide way.