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

Thierry Breton, EU Commissioner for Digital Policy

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

Thierry BretonEU Commissioner for Digital Policy, 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 hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content.

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

Initially, the EU official acknowledged Musk’s intention for Twitter to comply with the new law. “I welcome the statements of Elon Musk’s intentions so that Twitter 2.0 is ready for the DSA,” Bretón said in a statement. “I am pleased to know that he has read it carefully and that considers it a sensible approach to apply it globally,” he added.

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

“But it must also be clear that there is still a huge job ahead, since Twitter will have to apply transparent user policiessignificantly strengthen the content moderation and protect the freedom of expressiontackling misinformation with determination and limiting targeted advertising,” said Commissioner Breton.

What is the new law about?

The new law, which will enter into force next year, will require technology companies and especially social networks to keep an eye on your platforms for material promotes terrorism, child sexual abuse, hate speech, business scams and other such crimes.

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