The European Union on Monday mentioned it might launch an investigation of social media firm X, previously generally known as Twitter, over a suspected breach of obligations in its first such probe beneath the Digital Companies Act (DSA).
In keeping with worldwide media reviews, the DSA, which entered into pressure in November final 12 months, requires very massive on-line platforms and serps to do extra to deal with unlawful content material and dangers to public safety, and to guard their companies in opposition to manipulative methods.
The proceedings will concentrate on countering the dissemination of unlawful content material within the EU, and the effectiveness of measures taken to fight data manipulation, notably of the “community notes” system, the Fee mentioned.
It should additionally concentrate on the measures taken by X to extend the transparency of its platform and a suspected misleading design of the consumer interface akin to checkmarks linked to subscription merchandise, the so-called Blue checks.
The Fee mentioned it’s going to now perform an in-depth investigation as a matter of precedence and proceed to assemble proof by sending further requests for data, conducting interviews and inspections.
X, owned by Elon Musk, is a part of a bunch of huge tech firms going through elevated scrutiny beneath the DSA.