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‘Dirty methods’ in Brexit vote cited in push for new laws on Europe’s elections

The “dirty methods” of the Brexit referendum have been cited as a reason for new EU laws aimed at tackling disinformation and forcing online platforms including Facebook to publicly disclose the identity of people and entities funding political adverts.

The proposals would force on-line platforms to take greater responsibility for what they publish and ensure that consumers know why they are being targeted and by whom. The commission will also look at further restricting “micro-targeting and psychological profiling in the political context” through new regulatory codes and professional standards.

Source: ‘Dirty methods’ in Brexit vote cited in push for new laws on Europe’s elections | European Union | The Guardian

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