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This article discusses the actual contemporary problems of the spread of fake news, information wars and disinformation campaigns. The authors analyze recent European initiatives in the field of opposing disinformation on the Internet, among which are the report of the High level expert group of the European Commission on fake news and online disinformation (HLEG) and the “Act to improve law enforcement in social networks” (NetzDG). Based on a wide range of political theories and approaches to the problem of fake news, the authors propose to enhance and amend the key principles of HLEG 5.

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Domagoj Bebić

University of Zagreb

PhD, Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb (Croatia) Lepušićeva 6, Zagreb, Croatia, 10000

Marija Volarević

University of Ljubljana

PhD Student of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) Kardeljeva ploščad 5, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1000

Vladimir Gennadievich Ivanov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Comparative Politics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


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