Lithuania Policies Affecting Disinformation

From ADTAC Disinformation Inventory


In July 1996 the Law on the Provision of Information to the Public was signed into Lithuanian law. This bill has continued to be amended with the last amendment on December 23rd, 2015. It covers what can be displayed on the internet, television, the radio and in newsprint.

Under the law, the Government takes an active stance to encourage media channels to moderate hateful content. This law makes it so that media channels that spread hateful content (war propaganda, instigates war or hatred, ridicule, humiliation, instigates discrimination, violence, physical violent treatment of a group of people based on identity) can be blocked temporarily. However, the law does not explicitly cover social media.[1][2]

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National Policies Affecting Disinformation