Twitter’s resolution to close down its Brussels workplace and the shedding of hundreds of staff are drawing considerations on whether or not the corporate can adjust to new robust European Union guidelines towards unlawful on-line content material, EU justice chief Didier Reynders stated on Thursday.
Reynders, who met with Twitter representatives on the social media platform’s European headquarters in Dublin, sought clarifications from the corporate, a European Fee official informed Reuters.
“Twitter representatives reaffirmed the dedication of the corporate to make sure full compliance with EU guidelines. Commissioner Reynders took be aware of it and requested Twitter to translate this dedication into concrete measures,” the official stated, talking on situation of anonymity.
The brand new guidelines generally known as the Digital Companies Act, which can apply from February 2024, require on-line platforms to do extra to police the web for unlawful content material or danger fines as a lot as 6% of their annual international turnover.
Twitter has fired high executives and enforced steep job cuts with little warning following billionaire Elon Musk’s tumultuous takeover of the corporate final month. About half of the workforce – round 3,700 staff – has been laid off whereas greater than 1,000 have resigned.
Twitter’s final two Brussels-based staff are not with the corporate, an individual aware of the matter informed Reuters, talking on situation of anonymity. The crew, which interacted with Fee officers on coverage and regulatory points, had initially numbered six folks.
Reynders additionally warned Twitter and different tech corporations to do extra to sort out on-line hate speech after the most recent knowledge confirmed they’d eliminated much less content material this 12 months than in earlier years.
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