Brussels — Facebook and Twitter are doing too little to scrutinise advertising placements on their sites in the run-up to EU elections in May, despite their pledges to fight disinformation, EU officials say. In a second monthly report, officials at the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said the US internet companies did not show what they had done in January to scrutinise such ad placements. They said Google offered data on actions taken in January to better study ad placements, but did not clarify the extent to which it tackled disinformation or another problems, such as misleading advertising. “We urge Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more across all member states to help ensure the integrity of the European Parliament elections in May 2019,” said a statement by vice-president for the digital single market Andrus Ansip and other officials. “We also encourage platforms to strengthen their co-operation with fact-checkers and academic researchers to detect disinformation...

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