Not the shadow of a divergence, according to him. Billionaire Elon Musk, set to become the new owner of Twitter, said “on the same wavelength” than the European Union on the issue of content moderation. Libertarian, the boss of Tesla has until now defended unbridled freedom of expression, explaining that he wants to restore total freedom of speech on the social network .
The businessmen received Monday in his car factory in Austin (Texas), the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton. In a video posted on his Twitter account, the latter explains that he spoke with Elon Musk about the Digital Services Act (DSA), which aims to better suppress illegal content disseminated on social networks, including Twitter and Facebook.
“I think that fits pretty well with what you want to do with the platform.”, assures Thierry Breton with a smile. “I agree with everything you said, really, I think we are on the same wavelength“, answers an Elon Musk in a black t-shirt.
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At the head of the biggest fortune in the world, Elon Musk has decided to buy Twitter, of which he is one of the most followed users with 91 million subscribers, in order to make it a private company, not listed on the stock exchange. . Its takeover offer ($44 billion) was accepted by the social network’s board of directors on April 25.
At the end of April, Thierry Breton declared that Twitter “should fully adapt to European rules“regardless of Elon Musk’s free speech orientations.”Whether it is on online harassment, the sale of counterfeit products, child pornography, calls for terrorist acts, Twitter will have to adapt to our European regulations which do not exist in the United States.“.