Disinformation:Written question - HL12995

Asked on: 21 January 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Disinformation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in supporting the EU Joint Action Plan against Disinformation, they have confidence that no member state, including the UK, sanctions or tolerates the spreading of disinformation.
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Answered by: Lord Ashton of Hyde
Answered on: 31 January 2019

The Government welcomes the Commission’s ‘Joint Action Plan against Disinformation’ as an important step in efforts to counter this threat. All countries must take action to protect their societies against disinformation. By agreeing on the Action Plan, the EU has signalled that disinformation activity from any source will not be tolerated. The UK will do what is necessary to protect ourselves and work with our allies to do likewise.

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