May 27, 2023

Twitter pulls out of voluntary EU disinformation code

Twitter has pulled out of the European Union's voluntary code to fight disinformation, the EU has said. Twitter will be legally required to fight disinformation in the EU from 25 August, he said, adding: "Our teams will be ready for enforcement." Twitter has not confirmed its stance on the code or responded to a request for comment. Under Elon Musk's ownership, moderation at Twitter has reportedly been greatly reduced - which critics say has allowed an increase in the spread of disinformation. From 25 August, platforms with more than 45 million monthly active users in the EU - which includes Twitter - will have to comply legally with the rules under the DSA. The law will mean Twitter will have to have a mechanism for users to flag illegal content, act upon notifications "Expeditiously" and put in measures to address the spread of disinformation.

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