If the EU doesn’t sufficiently fight hate speech and disinformation, it could threaten to ban Twitter in Europe. But is Twitter willing and able to do so?
This message, sent to Twitter boss Elon Musk, was obvious from the very beginning. “In Europe the bird will fly by our rules”, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton tweeted already at the end of October, shortly after it became known about the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk.
“We still have a lot of work ahead of us,” Breton tweeted after the personal meeting between the two, which took place over a video conference. “Since Twitter needs to enforce transparent user policies, significantly increase content control, and take action against disinformation.”
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