Read the full transcript of the interview here.

The DFRLab Coffee Break is a video series meant to discuss how disinformation and digital change affect industries, policy making, and society with a community of experts, academics, and leaders from around the world.

Our guest in this video is Věra Jourová, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency. With DFRLab Senior Fellow, Jakub Kalensky, Jourova discusses the Commission’s latest Joint Communication to protect EU citizens from COVID-19 disinformation, and how this new initiative fits within the Commission’s long-term digital regulatory plan. 

Additional Information

Read: On June 10, 2020, the European Union issued another document tackling the problem of disinformation called “Tackling COVID-19 disinformation — Getting the facts right.”

Read: Experts in the disinformation space gave their perspectives on the European Commission’s Joint Communication tackling the problem of COVID-19 disinformation.

Watch: Last month, the DFRLab asked Vice President Jourová for her perspective on how European democracy is handling simultaneous stress tests – from COVID-19, foreign and domestic influx of #disinformation and other online and offline threats to democracy during the pandemic

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