The next European Parliament elections are due to be held in late May 2019. Among fears of a populist wave and of foreign interference, the European Commission has been looking at potential options for regulation of online political advertising and disinformation. Sofia Karttunen, European Affairs Officer at the European Association of Communication Agencies, looks here at different ways to […]
Dr Damian Tambini welcomes the Select Committee on Digital, Culture Media and Sport’s interim report on “fake news”, but argues that the issues it has uncovered cannot be effectively dealt with by a Parliamentary Committee.
Unfortunately the Fake News report was leaked by Dominic Cummings in a cynical attempt to personalise, delegitimise, and thus derail an important policy discussion. What […]
Craig Dwyer is a digital campaigns and communications consultant. He is a co-founder of the Transparent Referendum Initiative (TRI), a civic initiative established to demonstrate the role and impact of online advertising during political campaigns. The work of the Initiative, and others, saw steps taken by Facebook, Google and the Irish Government towards addressing the issue. In this blog, […]