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Elon Musk warned by EU official to keep Putin propaganda off Twitter

By Stephanie Bodoni

01 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

One of the European Union’s top officials has warned Musk's failure to remove Putin propaganda on Twitter would ‘actively’ support Russia. Bloomberg has the latest.

Elon Musk risks giving a helping hand to Russian President Vladimir Putin if Twitter's recent staff cuts prevent the platform from rooting out propaganda about the war in Ukraine, one of the European Union's top officials warned.

Failing to take on fake or misleading content online could "lead to the very quick abuse" of Twitter, European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova, who's spearheading efforts to tackle online disinformation, said in an interview with Bloomberg. This includes making sure the platform doesn't become a hub for Russian propaganda.

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