Malign actors have been “rewriting the present” & entering the EU’s national public spheres to shape public opinion during the coronavirus pandemic. Program Manager Nad’a Kovalcikova argues that Europe needs to build a transnational, interoperable public sphere to counter growing undemocratic practices in the media world. Such a sphere “may prevent the geopolitical and ideational influence of authoritarian actors on European democracies’ discourse, and it might help build societal immunity against any future infodemic,” she writes in EURACTIV.