The European Commission wants to turn digital communication apps, such as WhatsApp, iMessage, Instagram, TikTok and X, into mass surveillance tools so that digital communications of all EU citizens, including their live conversations, photos and videos, can be automatically scanned for criminal offences. To sway European public opinion the European Commission went even further. The European Commission should take the ad campaigns offline and keep them offline, and refrain from future attempts to bend European public opinion to its will with manipulative disinformation campaigns through illegal ads on social media.

Source: Undermining Democracy: The European Commission’s Controversial Push for Digital Surveillance - Danny Mekic

This seems antithetical to much of what I see happening in Europe.