Twitter has a difficult path to comply with new law in Europe: EU warns Musk

Twitter has a difficult path to comply with new law in Europe: EU warns Musk

2022/11/30 at 8:19 pm
2022/11/30 at 8:19 pm

The EU Commissioner for Digital Policy told Musk that Twitter must significantly strengthen content moderation and protect freedom of expression.

It seems that Twitter has not ceased to be in controversy at the international level since it was acquired by Elon Musk, now the European Union (EU) has warned that it must strive to comply with the regulations of that body.

Thierry Breton , EU Commissioner for Digital Policy, has warned that to avoid violating new rules that threaten tech giants with large fines or even a ban, Twitter needs to strengthen measures to protect users from hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content.

In a video call , Breton told Elon Musk that the social media platform will have to significantly increase efforts to comply with the new regulations , known as the Digital Services Act (DSA).

Initially, the EU official acknowledged Musk’s intention to make Twitter comply with the new law. “I welcome Elon Musk’s declarations of intent to make Twitter 2.0 DSA-ready,” Bretón said in a statement. “I am pleased that he has read it carefully and finds it a sensible approach to apply globally,” he added.

However, he also acknowledged that the Tesla CEO’s recently acquired social network has a lot of work to do to get it done.

“But it must also be clear that there is still a huge amount of work ahead, as Twitter will have to enforce transparent user policies , significantly strengthen content moderation and protect freedom of expression , confront disinformation resolutely, and limit the targeted advertising,” said Commissioner Breton.

What is the new law about?

The new law, which will take effect next year, will require tech companies and especially social networks to better police their platforms for material promoting terrorism, child sexual abuse, hate speech, commercial scams and others. such crimes.

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