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Twitter can’t circumvent EU rules after abandoning code: Breton

Twitter can’t circumvent EU rules after abandoning code: Breton

Twitter You cannot evade your obligations even after you have abandoned a code of practice volunteer of the EU to face the disinformationwarned the company on Friday the head of Industry of the EU, Thierry Breton.

Companies that sign the code must submit periodic reports with data about the ad revenue they missed out on by avoiding misinformation actors.

They also have to provide information on the number or value of political ads accepted or rejected. and the cases of manipulative behavior detected.

“Twitter abandons the EU voluntary code of practice against disinformation. But the obligations remain. You can run but you can not Hide”, Breton said in a tweet.

“Beyond voluntary commitments, fighting misinformation will be a legal obligation under the DSA starting August 25. Our teams will be ready to enforce the law”he added.

Since Twitter was acquired by billionaire Elon Musk for $44 billion last October, lThe company has cut thousands of jobs and made numerous changes.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) requires Twitter, Google, Meta Platforms Inc, Microsoft Corp, Alibaba AliExpress and five other major platforms to do more to prevent illegal content online. Companies face fines of up to 6% of their global turnover for violations.

Twitter, which no longer has a public relations departmentresponded to an email request for comment with a poop emoji.

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