The EU Battle Against Fake News

According to the March 2018 Eurobarometer on fake news and online disinformation, 85% of the citizens in the EU perceive fake news as a problem in their country, 83% perceive it as a problem for democracy in general, and 73% are concerned about disinformation online during pre-election periods. Fake News is nothing new. It is just as old as humankind. In the Iliad, the Trojans fell for a fake horse. Procopius, a Byzantine historian of the 6th century AC, produced dubious information, known as "Anecdota", to smear the reputation of the Emperor Justinian while praising the emperor in his official histories. Moreover, according to Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister in Nazi Germ

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