Hate speech, populism, and fake news on social media – towards an EU response: extracts from the debate

Event date: 05/04/2017

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During the EP plenary session (3-6 April 2017) in Strasbourg, MEPs discuss how the EU can better respond to these phenomena of hate speech, populism, and fake news on social media, so as to prevent interference in the democratic process and particularly in elections. Statements by Tanja FAJON (S&D, SI), Ian BORG, Maltese Presidency of the EU, Andrus ANSIP, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market, Monika HOHLMEIER (EPP, DE), Josef WEIDENHOLZER (S&D, AU) and Ulrike LUNACEK (Greens/EFA, AT).