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campaign ads: The European Commission has said it has resulted in fake accounts being removed, and meaningful progress in a number of areas, in particular on political ads transparency tools that all platforms are now making available ahead of European Parliament elections beginning May 23, according to National Observer. Twitter, for example, expanded its political campaigning ads policy in February to cover all EU member states, it noted in a report to the commission, and restricted campaign ads to only certified advertisers after March 11. Peteris Ustubs described the EU's Code of Practice on Disinformation which was recently mentioned by Canada's Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould as the product of an extensive process that ultimately succeeded at getting big players like Facebook, Google and Twitter to sign on. ; The EU code encourages social media companies to suppress disinformation on their platforms and boost transparency through regular reporting. It's up to Canada to decide how it wants to engage with the companies, Ustubs said Friday. We were very pleased to welcome Minister Gould in this room, with all the EU ambassadors, in order to discuss our practices and our co-operation, and what the European Union has done so far on electoral processes, making sure that there is no interference, and how we actually deal with the platforms, Ustubs said April 12, at the EU delegation's office in Ottawa. But if the Trudeau government wants to adopt the EU's social media-endorsed rules, they're available and ready to be copied, he explained. ( As reported in the news.