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European Commission launches new campaign to help citizens fight disinformation in run-up to elections

The Commission has launched a series of actions to raise awareness of the risks of disinformation, information manipulation and foreign interference in the run-up to the European elections.

A recent survey revealed that 81% of European citizens agreeing that the existence of news or information that misrepresent reality or is even false is a problem for democracy.

Together with the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA), which brings together the 27 independent national regulators in the field of audiovisual services, it has launched a joint communication campaign to inform citizens of the associated risks, encourage critical thinking and provide practical advice on how to identify and combat disinformation. The campaign video will be broadcast in all Member States, available in all 24 official EU languages until the beginning of June.

The Commission is also publishing a new toolkit with practical guidance for teachers and educators, including practical suggestions to help them explain disinformation and information manipulation to students and young people and empower them to recognise and combat it.

In addition, a new webpage will provide a single point of access to all useful information and resources on strategic communication and countering disinformation.

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