A group of Lithuanian volunteers called the "elves" have teamed up to fight fake news and other disinformation spread by Russian cyber-trolls.
Lithuanian lawmakers want to outlaw spreading distrust of the state and attempts to distort historical memory. Critics say the bill to crack down on disinformation equates investigative journalism with propaganda.
The battle for European Parliament seats isn't just among candidates; facts and lies are facing off too. Teri Schultz looks at whether the EU has shown up for the high-stakes duel adequately equipped — and in time.
A Lithuanian campaign uniting civil society and all major news outlets to counter Russian propaganda sets a precedent, but the dangers of being labelled "fake" are a cause for concern. Benas Gerdziunas reports.
The worldwide trend toward fake news has gained significant momentum. Now European Union leaders are pushing back, but journalist Thomas Brey fears the bloc itself could still be under threat.
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