Good morning, Disinfo Update readers!
Welcome to your bi-weekly newsletter, offering you a curated selection of news, events and announcements in the disinformation field.
Amongst these highlights, you’ll find in today’s edition the latest about the media exemption in the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), and how, as a community, we must continue fighting to have the Swedish compromise proposal on Article 17 rejected and the Article itself deleted. Also on the must-read list: the new Online Operations Kill Chain, and the February fact-checked disinformation trends from our research team.
And a final recommendation: don’t miss this afternoon’s webinar with Lucina Di Meco, who will present the latest #ShePersisted! study, “Monetizing Misogyny”, together with Anna Fejős and Maria Giovanna Sessa!
Enjoy your read!
Disinfo news & updates TikTok. Amongst growing security concerns of Chinese surveillance and with bans implemented globally by institutions and government preventing staff from using the app from their work devices, TikTok has launched Project Clover on 8 March. This initiative aims to create a “secure enclave for European TikTok user data”, by keeping European user data in Europe and allowing a regional security company to “audit [its] data controls and protections”, announced the social media platform. Congrats! The CrossOver project, which aims at analysing the algorithms of social networks against disinformation in Belgium, will expand its activities for a year across seven new French speaking countries.
Brussels corner: let’s bring our voices together!
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