EU industry chief Thierry Breton has called on Twitter owner Elon Musk to ramp up his efforts to comply with the European Union’s online content rules. After a video call with Musk, Breton stated, “I welcome the Twitter’s effort for making its rules to be in line with Europe’s objectives, while recognizing that the next months will be crucial.”
The European Union’s online content rules are designed to protect users from potentially harmful or misleading information. The regulations also require companies to delete content that violates the rules within one hour of being notified.
Twitter has taken steps to comply with the EU’s rules, such as rolling out a feature allowing users to report misleading information. However, Breton believes that more needs to be done in the next few months to meet the bloc’s requirements.
Breton also noted the importance of cooperation between the European Union and other countries to enforce consistent rules. He remarked, “No country can deal with this challenge alone, no matter how powerful. We need to work together, and I am confident that with the increased efforts of the digital industry and find a way to make the Internet a more promising place for everyone.”
The European Union’s regulations are part of an ongoing effort by the bloc to tackle the spread of misinformation on the Internet.