Twitter Can’t Avoid New Disinformation Rules
Twitter Inc. withdrew from the voluntary EU code of behavior against disinformation, according to Thierry Breton, EU Commissioner for the Internal Market.
Twitter leaves the voluntary EU code of conduct against disinformation, but pledges are still made, according to Breton.
Fighting disinformation will become a legal obligation on August 25.
In addition to voluntary commitments, the EU Digital Services Act will make the fight against disinformation a legal requirement starting on August 25. According to the Act, Twitter will be considered a very large online platform and be required to remove harmful content and submit annual risk assessments to the commission.
Because of Elon Musk’s significant Twitter cuts, there are questions about whether the business will be able to make the necessary adjustments to adhere to EU regulations.
If a company doesn’t follow the guidelines, the commission may impose fines equal to up to 6% of its annual revenue or even completely ban the site.