Today, the Commission and the High Representative are assessing their steps to fight disinformation around the coronavirus pandemic and are proposing a way forward. This follows the tasking by European leaders in March 2020 to resolutely counter disinformation and reinforce resilience of European societies. The coronavirus pandemic has been accompanied by a massive wave of false or misleading information, including attempts by foreign actors to influence EU citizens and debates.

slide showing a photo of a woman using a mobile phone and text The EU strengthens action to tackle coronavirus disinformation

The Joint Communication analyses the immediate response and proposes concrete action that can be quickly set in motion.

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Updated factsheet

Coronavirus response website

Dedicated section on fighting disinformation during coronavirus pandemic

Advice to consumers and businesses on scams related to Covid-19

EU vs disinfo website

2018 Action plan against disinformation

The Code of Practice against Disinformation

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