Twitter Faces EU Inquiry Over Failing to Moderate Illegal Content and Disinformation

Twitter Faces EU Inquiry Over Failing to Moderate Illegal Content and Disinformation

Twitter is under investigation by the European Union (EU) for its alleged failure to control and moderate the spread of illegal content and disinformation on its platform. The social media giant, known for its real-time updates and freedom of speech, is being scrutinized under the Digital Services Act (DSA), a law designed to hold tech companies accountable for the content disseminated on their platforms. The DSA aims to enforce rules and regulations regarding illegal content and to safeguard users from harmful online activities.

The EU’s investigation into Twitter is part of a broader effort to regulate big tech companies and their role in spreading misinformation. This move signifies the growing concern about the power and influence these platforms hold over public opinion. If found guilty, Twitter could face severe sanctions under the DSA. While the company has made efforts to combat disinformation, such as fact-checking and labeling false information, the EU’s inquiry could potentially lead to more stringent content moderation policies in the future.

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