Multistakeholder Forum’s “Code of Practice on Disinformation”

Hogan Lovells assisted the Multistakeholder Forum in drafting its “Code of Practice on Disinformation”, the European code of self-regulation against the spread of “fake news”.

Representatives of online platforms, social networks, and advertisers have adopted the voluntary code with input from the European Commission, which designed a EU strategy to tackle fake news in its Communication “Tackling online disinformation: a European approach”, released in April.

The Code is the first piece of law against fake news adopted on a global level and aims to tackle the phenomenon well beyond the European Union. Online platforms and content providers have designed a wide range of actions to moderate fake news online, including: making political advertising more transparent, demonetising content that spreads disinformation, and providing better frameworks for collaboration with researchers and fact-checkers.

Hogan Lovells advised Multistakeholder Forum with a team inculding Winston Maxwell (Picture) and Alberto Bellan.

Involved fees earner: Alberto Bellan – Hogan Lovells; Winston Maxwell – Hogan Lovells;

Law Firms: Hogan Lovells;

Clients: Multistakeholder Forum;

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