EU raises concerns over Twitter’s content moderation practices

top EU bureaucrats Brussels said it was concerned about recent Twitter layoffs and gaps in the social network’s content moderation practices.

“The recent layoffs at @Twitter and today’s consequences of the Code of Conduct for #Hate Speech are cause for concern. At a meeting at Twitter headquarters, I said that Twitter will deliver on its voluntary commitments to comply with EU rules. emphasizing that it expects the “#GDPR & #DSA”, European Commission Judge Didier Reinders Tweeted.

In a subsequent tweet, the Commissioner urged IT companies to “look at their content moderation practices and address the gaps immediately.” We are sorry for the delay in responding to this notice,” he said.

On Thursday, the European Commission released the results of its evaluation of codes of conduct to combat illegal online hate speech. EU data shows that in 2022 there was a significant decline in corporate notifications and action outcomes.

The 27-member bloc said companies confirmed 64.4% of notifications within 24 hours. This shows that in 2021 he is down by 81% and in 2020 he is down by 90.4% compared to his last two monitoring jobs.

“The removal rate was 63.6%, similar to 2021 (62.5%) but still lower than 2020 (71%). %), all other IT companies removed less content than in 2021, but in some cases there was a slight difference (Facebook had 69.1% in 2022, 2021 70.2% in 2018. Twitter removed 45.4% and 49.8% respectively), the European Commission said.

Earlier, media reports suggested that Twitter had closed its entire Brussels office, raising concerns among European officials about whether Twitter would comply with EU content moderation rules.

Last month, the world’s richest man completed a US$44 billion acquisition of Twitter. After acquisition Musk This includes the firing of Twitter executives in charge of privacy and cybersecurity for the platform, as well as thousands of full-time Twitter employees.

A significant policy change is causing concern among US lawmakers. Musk said today that social media will reactivate blocked accounts next week after a majority of users voted for a “general amnesty.”

This follows Musk’s decision to restore the former US president’s account. donald trump and an American rap artist Ye,Previously Kanye West.


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