>> The European Union is writing up a to do list for tech giants like Facebook and Google to fight fake news. A draft seen by Reuters demands they improve scrutiny of advertising, design online tools with fighting disinformation in mind. And prevent the unauthorized use of user's data by third parties.
After the Cambridge Analytica scandal engulfed Facebook. Leaving its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to face a grilling by US lawmakers this week and knocking its share price.>> Or to spread misinformation.>> Facebook, the world's largest social network, is already trying to clean up its act. Stepping up fact checking and working on providing more context to online content.
Tech companies are under pressure for failing to remove misleading stories. And prevent incitement to hatred, extremism, and the sale of fake products. The EU plans to draw up a code of conduct by July. It wants companies to act by the end of the year, and if they won't act voluntarily, Brussels may regulate to force them into action.