Twitter May Be Banned In Europe!

According to the news shared by the Financial Times, Twitter has closed its European office in Brussels. The development has raised major concerns for Twitter and EU relations.

As of October 28 Twitter, the private company of Elon Muskhas hosted many stunning developments in just a few weeks. Thousands of employees were laid off, previously banned accounts were banned, advertisers began to move away from Twitter.

Today, a new one has joined these news. The Financial Times, the main hub for Twitter’s activities in Europe It has closed its Brussels office completely. He claimed. The claim was based on five anonymous people ‘related to the issue’.

Two executives responsible for Twitter’s compliance with EU rules left the office:

Twitter’s disbandment of its European office began with the departure of two senior executives, according to the news. Responsible for the platform’s compliance with EU disinformation law Julia Mozer and Dario La Nasa, allegedly decided to leave the company after Elon Musk’s ultimatum last week. However, it is still unclear whether the duo resigned or was fired.

  • Musk said in his ultimatum that he would only continue with ‘hardcore’ employees.

On the other hand, there was the situation before the departure of these managers. Some executives in the Brussels office are also on Twitter. He was laid off in mass layoffs.

The earthquake in the European leg of Twitter gave rise to worrisome thoughts:

Following the news from Twitter, executives in the European Union also made a statement. Věra Jourová, EU vice-president for disinformation law, expressed her concerns in a statement to the Financial Times:

“The news about the layoffs of so many Twitter employees in Europe worries me. If you want to effectively detect and counteract disinformation and propaganda, it takes resources.

Especially in the context of Russia’s war on disinformation, I expect Twitter to fully respect EU law and fulfill its commitments. Twitter has been a very useful partner in combating disinformation and illegal hate speech, and that should not change.”

As can be understood from the statement, the concerns, Possibility of Twitter not complying with EU disinformation law over. If such a situation occurs, investigations against Twitter may also be opened and this work will be done by Twitter. It may even go as far as being banned in Europe.

Twitter has not yet made a statement on the subject.


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