Věra Jourová

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Person.png Věra Jourová   WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(teacher, politician, businesswoman, lawyer)
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Born1964-08-18
Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
Alma materCharles University
Children2
PartyANO 2011

Employment.png Minister of Regional Development

In office
29 January 2014 - 8 October 2014

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Vysočina Region

In office
26 October 2013 - 21 October 2014

Employment.png Member of the Chamber of Deputies

In office
26 October 2013 - 21 October 2014

Věra Jourová is the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. She has demanded that tech companies censor their content, or the EU would introduce legal restrictions.

"Fake News"

Full article: Rated 3/5 “Fake News”

She told the Financial Times "If Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft want to convince me and the ministers that the non-legislative approach can work, they will have to act quickly and make a strong effort in the coming months... The last weeks and months have shown that social media companies need to live up to their important role and take up their share of responsibility when it comes to phenomena like online radicalisation, illegal hate speech or fake news."

Disinformation waves have hit Europe during the Coronavirus pandemic. They originated from within as well as outside the EU. To fight disinformation, we need to mobilise all relevant players from online platforms to public authorities, and support independent fact checkers and media. While online platforms have taken positive steps during the pandemic, they need to step up their efforts. Our actions are strongly embedded in fundamental rights, in particular freedom of expression and information.”
Věra Jourová (10 June 2020)  [1]


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