Europe With elections imminent, Italy pulls out the stops to fight fake news

The issue of fake news – bufale, in Italian – has dominated concerns in Italy ahead of the March 4 parliamentary elections. The government, in partnership with companies like Facebook, has launched several projects to fight back.

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Italy’s annual security report, released this Monday, warned about online “influence campaigns” that aim to “condition both the sentiment and political orientation of public opinion, especially at election time.”