(ANSA) – BRUSSELS, 08 March – The European Union will propose “a new mechanism that will make it possible to punish malicious actors for disinformation”. This was announced by the High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, in his speech at the plenary session of Strasbourg on foreign interference in the democratic processes of the European Union.
Borrell explains that this mechanism “will be part of a broader toolkit that we are working on” which will be “organized along four transversal dimensions” aimed at “enhancing our flexibility and that of our partners, strengthening our support for independent media and civil society in third countries and by strengthening the strategic communication capabilities of our delegations” . “I am not a Minister of Truth – explains Borrell – what we should focus on are foreign nationals who are deliberately and in a coordinated manner trying to manipulate our information environment to carry out their purposes and to our harm.” (handle).
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