Why Emmanuel Macron’s plan for a European agency to fend off fake news makes sense

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When French president Emmanuel Macron sent an open letter to the people of Europe, he said their first freedom is democratic – “the freedom to choose our leaders as foreign powers seek to influence our vote at each election”.

  • Alexi Drew
  • The Conversation

He went on to propose establishing a European agency to protect this right.

The idea would be to provide European states with experts to help them fend off cyberattacks and other kinds of threats to their elections.

It’s clear that Europe does indeed need an agency of this kind.

There is significant evidence that the cyber-attacks and misinformation campaigns that targeted the…

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