In an attempt to clamp down prevailing fake news globally, the European Union urged social media giants and Google to make moves to curtail them on Thursday. The matter has come to the surface two years after these conglomerates agreed upon self-regulation to curb misinformation.
Disinformation pertaining to Coronavirus news is gaslighting several individuals, which is leading to unnecessary panic. So, the European Commission has started to combat the concern proactively.
Notably, companies like Mozilla and other trade bodies had signed code in 2018, to defer despotic regulations. Interestingly, Tik-Tok and Microsoft slipped into the group subsequently. Due to the following shortcomings, a situation of confusion arose addressing that the commission is set to propose new conduct and regulations known as Digital Services Act by the year’s end.