The EU accused the social network X of spreading disinformation

The EU accused the social network X of spreading disinformation – Musk demanded evidence

The EU Commissioner for Internal Trade and Services, Thierry Breton, sent a message to the owner of the social network X, Elon Musk. letterin which he said that the platform “used to spread illegal content and disinformation in the EU” about events in Israel.

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Breton reminded Musk that the Digital Services Act (DSA) came into force in the EU in August “Determines responsibilities very precisely [администраций соцсетей] for content moderation”. According to the official, this is marked “competent authorities” The content is still on the site and no action has been taken regarding it, although the DSA demands an immediate response from the platform administration – the social network is obliged to do so “proportionate and effective mitigation measures”deal with it “Threats to public safety and civil discourse”that arise due to misinformation.

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The media and other organizations, said the EU Commissioner, “widely reported” about false facts and images published on the social network X – images from other military conflicts and even screenshots from computer games. At the end of his letter, the official urged Musk to relent “quick, accurate and complete response” in 24 hours.

musk commented Breton’s publication directly on the social network X: “Our policy is to keep everything open and transparent and I know the EU supports this approach. Please list the violations on X that you are talking about for the public to see. Thank you very much”.


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