EU wants platforms to halt sales of ads spreading disinformation

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The European Commission wants online platforms like Facebook to stop making money from advertisements that propagate disinformation. “We want to get to the systemic producers of disinformation … At this moment, misinformation still is something which sells well,” European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova told the press on Wednesday. The EU executive announced a push to revise its voluntary code of conduct with signatories including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Mozilla, TikTok and a number of advertisers. To crack down on the spread of verifiably false and harmful claims, platforms would …

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