Briefing 
 

Hate speech, populism, and fake news on social media – debate 

Hate speech, populism, and fake news on social media will be up for debate in plenary on Wednesday afternoon. MEPs will discuss how the EU can better respond to these phenomena to prevent interference in the democratic process and particularly in elections.

In November 2016, Parliament adopted a resolution on how to counteract anti-EU propaganda by third parties.

 

Topical debates

 

The new EP Rules of Procedure (Rule 153) foresee one topical debate at each part-session of 60-90 minutes to discuss topical matters of major interest to the EU policy, proposed by one political group. Each group has the right to propose at least one such debate per year.



Debate: Wednesday, 5 April

Procedure: Topical debate

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