Ukraine: the European Union is working to punish disinformation

(ANSA) – BRUSSELS, March 8 – The European Union will propose “a new mechanism which will make it possible to sanction malicious actors for misinformation”. This was announced by the High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, in his speech at the plenary session in Strasbourg on foreign interference in the democratic processes of the European Union.

Borrell explains that this mechanism “will be part of a larger toolbox that we are working on” which will be “organized in four cross-cutting dimensions” aimed at “strengthening our flexibility and that of our partners, strengthening our support for independent media and civilians”. in third countries and by strengthening the strategic communication capacities of our delegations. “. “I am not a Minister of Truth – explains Borrell – what we should focus on are foreign nationals who deliberately and in a coordinated way attempt to manipulate our computing environment to achieve their objectives and to our detriment.” (handle).

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