Tuesday, December 12, 2023

The European Union has detected a high level of misinformation on X (formerly Twitter) after Elon Musk’s purchase

Twitter was one of the digital giants that joined the European code against disinformation, but after it was acquired by billionaire Elon Musk it was renamed X and the agreement was revoked.

“X, which used to be called Twitter, which is no longer under the code, is the platform with the highest proportion of false publications and false information,” said the official.

Jourova recalled that the 44 that remain subscribed to the code have already submitted their first complete reports on compliance with the code against disinformation.

According to Jourova, X is not free to act against disinformation in the European space, because the EU currently has a law on Digital Services (LSD) that regulates the operation of digital giants like X.

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“My message on Twitter is: we have to follow the law. We’ll see what they do,” said Jourova.

The European Commission is asking for commitments from digital platforms to reduce false information before the European elections, which will be held in June next year.

According to Jourova, between January and April Google canceled more than 400 YouTube channels involved in “influence operations” linked to the Russian state, and removed ads from 300 sites involved. of Russian propaganda agencies.

For its part, the TikTok network reported that it analyzed 832 videos about the war in Ukraine, and that this analysis led to the removal of 211 of the videos, due to the suspicion of disinformation.

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