Twitter agrees to comply with the EU Digital Services Act

23/06/2023 | The Guardian

Twitter has agreed to follow the EU's new Digital Services Act (DSA) to combat disinformation and online crime. The decision was made after a team of European Commission officials entered Twitter's headquarters to test its ability to operate legally in Europe. This move came just weeks after the company's owner, Elon Musk, quit the bloc's voluntary code of practice against disinformation. During the test, Twitter staff were put through a mock exercise to evaluate the company's controls on Russian propaganda, fake news, and criminal activity, including child sexual exploitation. Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner for Internal Market, who is responsible for enforcing the DSA, welcomed Twitter's voluntary participation in the test.

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