Breton wrote Mark Zuckerberg In a letter to Meta-leader, to comply with the provisions of the Digital Services Act (DSA), which requires major social media platforms to remove illegal content.
I invite you to urgently ensure that your systems are effective. Of course, I also expect them to keep in touch with the relevant law enforcement authorities and Europol and respond promptly to all inquiries
Breton called on Zuckerberg to respond to his requests within 24 hours and reminded him that sanctions could be imposed if he does not comply with the request, writes the CNN.
On Tuesday, Breton already called on the owner of the social platform renamed from Twitter to X, Elon Muskot to act against the spread of fake news about the conflict in the Middle East. The billionaire was also given 24 hours by the commissioner.
Hamas-related content spreading on the Internet is considered terrorist content, it is illegal, and must therefore be removed in accordance with the DSA (Digital Services Act) and TCO (Terrorist Content Online) regulations
said the spokesperson of the European Commission to Reuters.
Not only fake news about the Hamas attack and the situation in its wake are spreading on social media, but also fake footage and violent content published by the Palestinian terrorist organization.
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