Mariya Gabriel: 75% of young people do not recognize fake news

Europe is taking small steps to fight against fake news, but the road is very long. Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Digital Society told ...

Mariya Gabriel: 75% of young people do not recognize fake news

Europe is taking small steps to fight against fake news, but the road is very long. Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Digital Society told BNT breakfast programme on 8th of March where she commented on how to recognize fake news.

Mariya Gabriel said that every month the results from the fight of social networks with fake news are reported.

This time, this month, Google has given us more details. More than 46,000 fake ad accounts have been removed from the search tool. I expect even more efforts by March, especially with the approaching of the European elections. I expect better results with regard to the training of journalists in terms of electoral advertising and counterfeit accounts, she said.

Maria Gabriel said that 75% of young people aged 15-24 do not recognize fake news.

On the occasion of the early warning system for disinformation attacks, Mariya Gabriel commented that a platform is expected to be presented by the end of March to Member States, where they can respond if there is a threat to the integrity of the election process or not.

The EU commissioner said that at the Belgrade Digital Summit, which will take place on April 4 and 5, six countries are due to sign a new regional agreement, which is related to cheaper roaming in the Balkans.