EU Parliament Backs ‘Urgent’ Calls to Address Climate Disinformation – DeSmog
The EU has become the first ever policymaking body to officially acknowledge the urgency of defining and tackling climate disinformation.
Lawmakers at the EU Parliament overwhelmingly backed a report last week calling on the EU to “prepare better to fight off foreign interference and disinformation” including from “malicious and authoritarian countries such as Russia and China”.
The report further urged MEPs to “urgently address climate mis- and disinformation” and to implement a “global code of conduct”. Misinformation refers to the accidental sharing of false information, whereas disinformation implies malicious intent.