Europe wants to tackle fake news — if it could only define it first

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The European Commission is going to tackle so-called fake news. Which is great. Except it doesn’t know yet what it means by “fake news,” and you can’t really regulate something you don’t understand. This is its first and biggest problem, but there’s more. The Commission has set up a High-Level Expert Group, which will present its report in the coming weeks, and held a colloquium to discuss the matter. But the embryonic ideas emerging range from bad to… terrible. But first some good points: At the colloquium on February 27, Silvia Grundmann, Head of the Media and Internet Division at…

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