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Social Media: Disinformation

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 49684, tabled on 20 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what audit information on the effectiveness of social media anti-disinformation work is obtained by the EU authorities; and whether arrangements are in place for that information to be shared with the UK during the transition period.

Answered on

2 June 2020

Government takes the issue of disinformation very seriously and is working at pace with international partners to combat false and misleading narratives about Coronavirus. As part of this, we are committed to continued collaboration with international partners, including the EU where appropriate, to counter disinformation and other common threats, including regularly sharing best practice on tackling disinformation and engagement with social media platforms. Details of the information collected by the EU on disinformation are a matter for the EU authorities.

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