Google Toughens Up Its Online Content Regulations To Reduce Misinformation As EU Elections Draw Near

Search engine giant Google is stepping up its anti-misinformation campaign to help limit misinformation as the elections period in the EU comes near.

The company has opted to toughen up its online content regulations in nearly five countries that are situated in the EU as confirmed by Reuters today. This is just ahead of the parliamentary elections as the laws could better ensure online content is prevented from wreaking havoc.

We will see in the summertime, June to be more specific, how citizens in this part of the world would gear up and choose a new parliament that would be entitled to pass all the new policies in this region. But lawmakers fear that misinformation spread on the web is going to persuade votes negatively and that could really impact the current elections period.

Nations like France, Germany, and even Poland have gone about alleging that Russia is busy designing a new array of websites to ensure propaganda content that spreads only pro-Russian material gets aired online.

As per the DSA, that comes into play next week, this would ensure large online apps and search engines are forced to do more to better curb the issue and ensure the general public is safe from the likes of public security.

Starting in March, we will see Google’s own internal Jigsaw unit begin to operate to curb all the threats seen in society. It would roll out animated ads through all social media apps like YouTube and TikTok in the EU’s leading nations. This entails France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, and even Poland.
We’ve already seen it test similar campaigns in parts of central Europe so it will be interesting to see what else is in store. For now, the Android maker mentioned that the goal is to expand reach to citizens in those nations where the most voters are present so the impact can be felt the most in this part of the globe. This would similarly ensure the firm’s local expertise in this part of the world is better taken into consideration.

We will see ads entail some prebunking methods that were designed in combination with researchers hailing from Cambridge University and those in Bristol as it would assist viewers in highlighting any kind of content that’s manipulative before coming across it.

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