Musk’s Twitter expected to face the strictest EU content rules

By Jillian Deutsch, Kurt Wagner

06 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Twitter may soon have to follow harsher content rules in the EU. The penalty for not complying? Major fines or a total ban from operating in Europe. Bloomberg has the latest on the Musk-Twitter saga.

Elon Musk's Twitter is expected to fall under the European Union's stricter rules for content moderation despite doubts that the platform was big enough to qualify.

Twitter and the E.U.'s executive arm are gearing up for the company to be designated a "very large online platform" under the bloc's new Digital Services Act, according to people familiar with the matter. That means the company has enough monthly active E.U. users that it will have to report on how it's reducing harmful posts and could even be forced to change its algorithms by the European Commission.

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