April 23
2021
Anjum Shabbir
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24th February 2021
Covid-19 Data, Tech & IP

Vaccine disinformation: Vice-President Commissioner asks Facebook, Google, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube to take “substantial steps” to prevent it

It was announced yesterday that the Vice-President and Commissioner Věra Jourová met the representatives of Facebook, Google, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube, signatories of the voluntary Code of Practice on Disinformation, to urgently address continuing and a large amount of coronavirus vaccine-disinformation.

The Vice President stated that “online platforms play a huge role in our public debate and need to take substantial steps to prevent harmful and dangerous disinformation”.

Signatories of the Code must produce regular monthly reports on how disinformation is being tackled, further to a Joint Communication issued in 2020. The next round of reports will be published later this week. Previous reports can be accessed here.

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