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Twitter may be blocked in the European Union

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If ” until m. August 25 will not adapt to the new EU requirements to fight against on digital platforms, may be blocked throughout the European Union. This was announced on the radio by the French Minister of Digital Transition and Telecommunications, Jean-Noel Barro.

Twitter is under threat

The head of the ministry says Twitter “plays an important role in public debate” but it contains widespread misinformation, which it calls a serious problem for democracy. “We cannot risk that this will affect our public debate,” the minister believes.

Earlier, Twitter pulled out of a voluntary agreement with the EU to fight online disinformation, but kept some of its commitments. We remind you that the new ones will come into force on August 25 , in particular on the “obligation to remove illegal content” and the “prohibition of advertising aimed at minors”.

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