EU Takes Action Against Musk's X Over Disinformation & Hate

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EU Takes Action Against Musk’s X Over Disinformation & Hate
  • December 18, 2023
  • 11:30 AM CST
  • Ali Nawaz Khan

The European Union has officially announced that it is undertaking legal proceedings against X, formerly Twitter, over disinformation and hate speech.

The EU is accusing the platform of breaching its rules by not acting against disinformation and hateful content.

EU Takes Action Against Musk's X Over Disinformation & Hate

First Formal Proceedings

The BBC reported that this is the first time the platform has come under legal scrutiny under the Digital Services Act (DSA).

European Digital commissioner Thierry Breton said in X post that they have opened formal infringement proceedings against X.

Breton said the platform has done nothing to be more transparent and counter illegal content.

Today we open formal infringement proceedings against @X :

⚠️ Suspected breach of obligations to counter #IllegalContent and #Disinformation

⚠️ Suspected breach of #Transparency obligations

⚠️ Suspected #DeceptiveDesign of user interface#DSA

— Thierry Breton (@ThierryBreton) December 18, 2023

X is Cooperating

Elon Musk-owned social media platform X announced that they are cooperating with the authorities.

The statement said it is essential that the current process remains outside the influence of politics.

“X is focused on creating a safe and inclusive environment for all users on our platform, while protecting freedom of expression”, it said.