Brussels in EU-wide drive to combat voter manipulation online

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Initiative will coordinate efforts to tackle fake news and misuse of personal data

Brussels is to launch an EU-wide initiative to combat voter manipulation through social media, as concerns grow about the issue ahead of elections to the European parliament next May.

Vera Jourová, the justice commissioner, said national governments needed to coordinate their efforts to tackle fake news and the misuse of personal data in micro-targeted political advertising.

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