April 16, 2024

The EU Fee introduced it’s investigating X over allegations of “unlawful content material and disinformation.”

Elon Musk axed most of Twitter’s moderation staff when he bought the corporate. Since then, the platform has confronted ongoing claims that hate speech and misinformation have risen considerably. Issues have peaked within the aftermath of Hamas’ assault on Israel.

The EU is now opening an investigation into X below the Digital Companies Act (DSA):

At this time the European Fee companies despatched to X a proper request for data below the Digital Companies Act (DSA). This request follows indications acquired by the Fee companies of the alleged spreading of unlawful content material and disinformation, particularly the spreading of terrorist and violent content material and hate speech. The request addresses compliance with different provisions of the DSA as nicely.

The Fee desires to find out if X’s moderation practices and procedures are as much as the duty:

On this specific case, the Fee companies are investigating X’s compliance with the DSA, together with with regard to its insurance policies and practices relating to notices on unlawful content material, grievance dealing with, danger evaluation and measures to mitigate the dangers recognized. The Fee companies are empowered to request additional data to X with a purpose to confirm the right implementation of the legislation.

X has till October 18 to start responding:

X wants to supply the requested data to the Fee companies by 18 October 2023 for questions associated to the activation and functioning of X’s disaster response protocol and by 31 October 2023 on the remaining.