Escalating tensions between the pro-censorship factions of the EU and tech mogul Elon Musk reached a new peak as European officials accused Musk’s social media platform X, the rebranded version of Twitter, of being a hotbed for “illegal content and disinformation.”
This accusation comes in the aftermath of the recent Hamas attacks on Israel.
Commissioner Thierry Breton, the EU’s head honcho for industry and the digital economy, and someone who has also threatened Musk in the past, didn’t mince words in his new demands of Musk. The stakes were laid bare in his letter, demanding that Musk urgently address these grievances within a mere 24-hour window and engage with “relevant law enforcement authorities.”
Breton, wielding the authority to initiate legal proceedings against internet behemoths under his jurisdiction, was unequivocal: “Following the terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas against Israel, we have indications that your platform is being used to disseminate illegal content and disinformation in the EU.”