The European Union has urged US internet giants and advertising firms to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns before EU elections in May, or risk regulation
On September 26 last year, Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for a reformed EU to blunt the rise of nationalism and ensure the bloc has a future as an independent actor on the world stage.
It has been dubbed one of the most brutal lobbying wars in Brussels history, pitting media firms and Paul McCartney on one side against Big Tech and internet freedom denizens on the other.
The cost of war reporting and investigative journalism is becoming prohibitive for media outlets, campaigners have warned.
Leading journalists from more than 20 countries join a call for European MPs to approve a controversial media reform aimed at forcing internet giants to pay for news content.