Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Elon Musk kicks off a team that was fighting misinformation on Twitter that made it difficult for them to comply with future European regulations

since Elon Musk acquired Twitter Last October 44,000 million euros have been analyzed in detail by European regulatory bodies.

The billionaire’s latest purchase coincided with the entry into force of the Digital Markets Regulation (DMA), a new regulation that simultaneously Digital Services Regulation (DSA) et al Regulation of Artificial IntelligenceThey are part of a legislative package promoted by the European Commission that seeks to curb the immense power exercised by technology companies.

Already last December, some media reported that Musk’s plans for his new company include collecting even more information from Twitter users to design ads based on their interests. clashed head-on with a proposal that intends to regulate the Digital Services Regulation (DSA).

This has not been the only cause of conflict between regulatory bodies and Tesla CEOSince Musk had already been warned that Twitter would be banned across the European market if it did not comply with content moderation laws.

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Now it is the stoppage of a Twitter program that was in charge of preventing disinformation on the social network that has generated conflict between the company and the European Union.

as published reuterswas in charge of the Twitter moderation research consortium collect data on handling of the platform by various agents and provided to a group of outside researchers who are in charge of studying these disinformation campaigns.

The team was part of an agreement Musk’s company signed to commit itself to the European Union in June 2022.Empowering the Research Community“Sharing data sets on disinformation with your researchers.

However, as former Twitter trust and security officer Joel Roth points out reuters That virtually all employees who were part of the research consortium have left the social network since Musk bought it.

According to reutersNew European rules oblige platforms With over 45 million EU users To respond to proposals made by external researchers who analyze their content moderation policies.

If it violates the DSA after the law comes into force, Twitter could face a fine of up to 6% of its total revenue or a ban from operating throughout the European Union.

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