Musk considers shutting down X in Europe
Elon Musk is increasingly frustrated with Europe's new Digital Services Act (DSA), which requires social networks to safeguard against disinformation and hate speech. According to US media, Musk is considering pulling X, formerly Twitter, out of the European Union.
Business Insider reported the news, citing an anonymous source at X. Musk is said to have discussed leaving the European market internally, according to the source. The entrepreneur himself has not yet commented on the report.
The European Commission has yet to comment. In recent days, X, as well as Meta and TikTok, have been taken to task by European Commissioner Thierry Breton for their coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The companies risk heavy fines if they do not comply with the DSA.
Meta is also temporarily blocking the use of its Threads application in Europe. It cites the new digital legislation.
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