The Netherlands is facing a problem with fake news and how to deal it.
A Dutch politician has called for a national commission to tackle the problem.
The issue has been a growing concern in the country, as politicians in several provinces have proposed new legislation that would require social media platforms like Facebook to be notified if content violates Dutch law.
Dutch media reports have cited an unnamed source that said the proposal is a response to fake news.
The Netherlands has a long history of dealing with fake content, especially from abroad, but the current issue is more widespread, with online platforms including Facebook and Twitter notifying the authorities about content that violates their rules.
Social media companies, such as Twitter and Facebook, have been accused of failing to take the threat of fake news seriously enough.
The Dutch government is currently in the process of drafting new legislation, with the draft law calling for a nationwide commission to deal directly with fake stories.
The draft bill also calls for the development of a new system for reporting fake news, similar to what is used in the United States, where the US Justice Department is currently investigating the spread of false and malicious content on social media.
It has also been suggested that social media companies could face fines of up to €1,500 ($1,814) per day if they fail to act.
However, the Netherlands is one of the few European countries where Facebook and other social media sites have been able to remain open for the public to use, with most Dutch citizens still using them.
According to a report published by Dutch media last month, Dutch citizens are reporting that they have been harassed by a Facebook account, with several accounts being blocked and some having their accounts banned altogether.
A Facebook spokesperson said the company was “extremely concerned” about the reports and said it has taken action against many accounts that violate its terms of service.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is calling for more measures to combat fake news in the Netherlands, which is the second largest economy in the world after the United Kingdom.