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EU disinformation code delayed again as platforms navigate complex drafting

By Matthew Newman
  • 09 May 2022 17:12
  • 09 May 2022 17:12
Internet platforms face a third, short delay to the revised EU Code of Practice on Disinformation, MLex has learned, possibly risking confusion over the additional content-moderation duties that they will soon take on under the Digital Services Act.

Signing of the code is now planned for June 14, a two-week delay

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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