The new 2022 Code of Practice on Disinformation that was presented on 16 June 2022 is an innovative, voluntary, co-regulatory instrument developed and signed by 34 signatories. The current signatories of the Code, together with the Commission, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) and the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), publish a Call for Interest inviting new players from the online information ecosystem active in the EU to join the Code. Stakeholders interested in becoming a signatory should submit a brief background of their organisation, the services they provide, and a description of which commitments and measures they would like to endorse under the new Code to the Task-force via email.
The Call is addressed to a wide range of stakeholders including: providers of online services that participate in the dissemination of content to the public such as social media, private messaging applications and search engines; players from the online advertising industry; providers of e-payment services, e-commerce platforms, crowd-funding/donation systems, which may be used to spread disinformation; stakeholders who provide technological solutions to combat disinformation; fact-checkers and civil society organisations specialising in countering disinformation.
By joining the 2022 Code, new signatories will be part of an EU-wide forum bringing together a variety of relevant players who seek to strengthen their actions, share best practices and improve cooperation in order to mitigate the risks stemming from disinformation in the EU.
The Task-force of the Code of Practice looks forward to hearing from potential signatories who submit an expression of interest, following the steps explained in the Call for interest, to CNECT-COP-TASK-FORCE@ec.europa.eu.