EU-president Juncker wants stricter approach of nepnieuws

EU-president Juncker wants stricter approach of nepnieuws

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President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker wants social media to do more to prevent the proliferation of nepnieuws.

Juncker says in an interview with the German Funke Mediengruppe.

According to Juncker is the address of nepnieuws in the importance of social media, because “credibility is their most important possession”. Juncker thinks that Europeans are better at discerning real news and nepnieuws, but that there is still much to be done to prevent scammers electoral campaigns influence.


The past few months there has been a lot about nepnieuws spoken. Around the American presidential election, there was much nepnieuws in circulation on sites such as Facebook. According to critics, some American voters are by that nepnieuws influence.

Companies like Facebook and Google promised that all of more stringent check on nepnieuws. As announced by Facebook earlier this month with the help of a number of independent news media the facts in shared news on the social network to check.

In Germany, say two political parties nepnieuws to want to fight with a new law. That law needs major platforms force nepnieuws within 24 hours to delete.

Nuclear threat

In the kerstweekend slammed the Pakistani minister of Defence Khawaja Asif still in nepnieuws. Asif pulled out a nepnieuwsbericht in which it was reported that former Israeli Defense minister Moshe Yaalon on Twitter said that his country Pakistan “nuclear will destroy.”

Asif responded on Twitter to say that Israel “forget that Pakistan is also a nuclear state”. The Israeli Defense Ministry said in response to Asif that the message that he felt it was “completely false”, and that the former minister Yaalon’s statement about Pakistan has never done. Pakistan has yet not on the message, responded, and the tweet from Asif after three days is still online.

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