The EU has reportedly threatened to ban Twitter if new owner Elon Musk doesn’t follow the bloc’s struct content moderation rules.
EU warns Twitter of ban over content rules
The European Union has threatened Elon Musk’s Twitter with a ban unless the billionaire abides by its strict rules on content moderation, setting up a regulatory battle over the future of the social media platform, the Financial Times reports.
EU industry chief Thierry Breton made the threat during a video meeting with Musk on Wednesday, the FT reported on Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of the conversation.
Breton told Musk he must adhere to a checklist of rules, including ditching an “arbitrary” approach to reinstating banned users and agreeing to an “extensive independent audit” of the platform by next year, according to the report.
Twitter and the EU did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment.