Europol: 3 arrested in France for looting the archives of libraries throughout Europe

Europol: 3 arrested in France for looting the archives of libraries throughout Europe. “With the support of Europol, the French National Police (OCBC – National Unit in charge of Cultural goods trafficking) and the Spanish Guardia Civil (UCO) have dismantled an organised crime group suspected of stealing maps in the archival collections of libraries throughout Europe.”

Twitter Blog: 6.2m Tweets on EU elections as voters turn to Twitter for conversation

Twitter Blog: 6.2m Tweets on EU elections as voters turn to Twitter for conversation. “As the dust finally settles on the EU elections, let’s reflect on the Tweets, topics, themes, and trends that got people talking on Twitter over the campaign. It’s been an exciting, loud and engaging few weeks, where Europeans not only came out in force at polling stations, but also on Twitter.”

Reuters: Poland files complaint with EU’s top court over copyright rule change

Reuters: Poland files complaint with EU’s top court over copyright rule change. “Poland has submitted a complaint to the European Union’s top court against copyright rules adopted by the bloc in April to protect Europe’s creative industries, which Warsaw says may result in preventive censorship.”

European elections 2019: Investigating false and misleading video (BBC)

BBC: European elections 2019: Investigating false and misleading video. “In a heated European election campaign, parties and their supporters used social media to debate some of the biggest issues affecting Europe today. However, as many feared, there were cases of misleading information being widely shared online. It came from a range of sources, including groups criticising political rivals, or accounts publishing large volumes of content on specific subjects such as migration.”

Jewish Heritage Europe: New web site provides open access database to ESJF surveys of 1500 Jewish cemeteries, in project co-funded by the EU

Jewish Heritage Europe: New web site provides open access database to ESJF surveys of 1500 Jewish cemeteries, in project co-funded by the EU. “The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has inaugurated a new web site dedicated to its ongoing, EU co-funded survey and mapping project of 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in five countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia, and Ukraine. The site includes an open access data base including all the cemetery sites being surveyed by ESJF teams in 2019-2020.”

CNET: Facebook flooded with fake news ahead of EU elections, study finds

CNET: Facebook flooded with fake news ahead of EU elections, study finds. “During the last three months, Avaaz researchers found 550 pages and groups along with 328 profiles that appeared to be spreading disinformation in Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Poland and Spain. Avaaz, which reported the accounts to Facebook, said the social network pulled down 77 pages and groups as well as 230 profiles.”