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How EU Could Frustrate Musk’s Plans for Twitter: QuickTake

Nov. 24, 2022, 8:30 PM

Elon Musk’s scaling back of content moderation and other safeguards at Twitter has put him on a collision course with the European Union. The billionaire has vowed to bring “free speech” back to the social media platform. He’s also promised to abide by national laws, and sought to reassure concerned EU officials that he’ll follow tough standards around hate speech and disinformation laid down in the bloc’s new Digital Services Act.The exit of about half of Twitter’s workforce since Musk bought the company in October makes that harder to achieve.

1. What could get Twitter into trouble?

The ...