Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals, 131

Information disorder in the European Union: building a regulatory response

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Carme Colomina Saló and Susana Pérez-Soler

Carme Colomina Saló, investigadora principal, CIDOB; profesora asociada, College of Europe de Brujas, Bélgica. ORCID:

Susana Pérez-Soler, doctora en Comunicación Digital y profesora, Universitat Ramon Llull; periodista especializada en periodismo digital, cultura web y redes sociales. ORCID:

Fighting disinformation is a multilateral battle that deploys a range of tools: technology platforms, domestic policies, the media and verification platforms. As disinformation techniques have grown more sophisticated and the number of disruptive actors has also risen, the European Union (EU) has felt compelled to accelerate a political and regulatory process that began to take shape in 2015, when the European Council for the first time asked the European Commission to take action against what it considered a threat to democratic processes in the EU and its member states. This paper provides a critical analysis of the evolution of the strategies for fighting online disinformation within the EU framework, and of the implications of this willingness to intervene for the large digital platforms operating in Europe.

Keywords: digitalisation, EU, disinformation, disruption, technology platforms, regulation

How to cite this article: Colomina Saló, Carme y Pérez-Soler, Susana. «Desorden informativo en la UE: construyendo una respuesta normativa». Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 131 (septiembre de 2022), p. 141-161. DOI:

Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals n.º 131, p. 141-161
Quadrimestral (May-September 2022)
ISSN:1133-6595 | E-ISSN:2013-035X

Reception date: 22.02.22  ; Acceptance date: 06.09.22

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