Elon Musk Pulls Twitter Out of EU Disinformation Code
Elon Musk has pulled Twitter out of the European Union’s Code of Practice on online disinformation. The code, which was adopted in 2018, requires social media platforms to take steps to combat the spread of disinformation.
In a tweet, Musk said that he believes the code is “unenforceable” and that it “will stifle free speech.” He also said that he is “committed to fighting disinformation on Twitter,” but that he believes the company can do so without being bound by the code.
The EU has responded to Musk’s decision by warning him that he could face legal liability if Twitter does not comply with the code. The bloc’s internal market commissioner, Thierry Breton, said that Twitter “cannot run but cannot hide” from its obligations under the code.
It is unclear what the long-term implications of Musk’s decision will be. However, it is clear that the issue of disinformation is a major concern for both the EU and Musk. It remains to be seen how the two sides will resolve their differences.
What does this mean for you?
As a user of Twitter, you may be wondering what this means for you. The short answer is that it’s too early to say. Musk has said that he is committed to fighting disinformation on Twitter, but it’s unclear how he plans to do so. It’s also unclear how the EU will enforce the code.
In the meantime, it’s important to be aware of the risks of disinformation. Disinformation can be used to spread misinformation, propaganda, and hate speech. It can also be used to manipulate people’s opinions and behavior.
If you see something on Twitter that you think is disinformation, you can report it to the platform. You can also do your own research to verify the information.
It’s important to be vigilant and to protect yourself from the spread of disinformation.