Elon Musk can shut down Twitter in Europe – as early as this summer

Published May 30, 2023 at 12:30 p.m

Twitter withdraws from the EU’s voluntary code of conduct regarding “disinformation” online.

This could signal that Elon Musk – who bought the social media platform last year – is preparing to completely cease operations on the European continent.

In August, the EU’s new censorship law for social media, DSA, comes into effect, reports EURACTIV.

The DSA aims to limit free speech online by handing out extreme fines to social media companies that do not immediately delete criticism of immigration, criticism of mass vaccination and other types of “hate” and “misinformation”.

The responsible EU Commissioner Thierry Breton tweets threateningly about the decision:

“Twitter is leaving the EU’s voluntary code of conduct against disinformation. But the obligations remain. You can run but you can’t hide. In addition to voluntary commitments, the fight against disinformation will become a legal obligation under the DSA from 25 August. Our teams will be ready for execution.”

Breton has previously threatened to shut down Twitter if freedom of expression on the platform is not curtailed.

Source: Fria Tider by www.friatider.se.

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