The European Union has warned Elon Musk in no uncertain terms that he needs to deal with alleged disinformation on Twitter about a Hamas attack on Israel.
In a letter, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton says the European Commission has indications that the platform is being used to disseminate illegal content and misinformation, and reminds Musk of the terms of the Digital Services Act (DSA). Provides.
He writes, “First, you need to be very transparent and clear about what content is allowed under your terms and enforce your policies consistently and diligently.”
“This is particularly relevant when it comes to violent and terrorist content being broadcast on your platform. Your latest overnight changes to public interest policies have left many European users uncertain.”
The DSA is also required to respond quickly to notices of illegal content, including removing it where necessary: ”We have no concerns about potentially illegal content being broadcast on your service despite flags from the relevant authorities,” says Bratton. There is a report about.”
Platforms must also effectively mitigate the threats to public safety and public debate posed by disinformation. However, Breton adds: “Public media and civil society organizations widely report examples of fake and manipulated images and facts circulating on your platform in the EU, such as unrelated armed conflicts or old military footage. Images that actually originated from video games. This appears to be blatantly false or misleading information.”
Breton called on Musk to be strict in all these areas, to report back to his team and to work with Europol and other law enforcement bodies to promptly comply with their requests. DSA requires an initial response to the letter within 24 hours.
Musk has responded to the X.
“Our policy is that everything is open source and transparent, an approach I know the EU supports,” He says, “Please list the violations you mentioned on X, so the public can see them. Have mercy.”
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The DSA came into law last November, but the EU has given platforms additional time to ensure their systems comply with it. Failure to do so could cost the company six percent of its global turnover, or lead to its services being suspended.
And Ax could face greater scrutiny from the EU, with Breton’s letter warning: “On a number of other DSA compliance issues that deserve immediate attention, my team will follow up shortly with a specific request.”