Twitter gets scorned by the EU over its disinformation report. The report by social media platform Twitter lacked commitment and it was short of data to encourage fact-checking on the platform, an EU official said.
Twitter Gets Scorned By the EU Over Its Disinformation Report
Social media platform Twitter on Thursday was singled out by the European Commission in a statement on Thursday saying that the platform fell short of providing sufficient information in regard to its effort to fight disinformation on the platform.
The EU’s 2022 Code of Practice on Disinformation had been signed by 34 major platforms as of June so far and this is including Google Meta and Twitter. The group on Thursday launched a new Transparency Center site which includes data and reports from many of the signatories on the medium in which they are handling disinformation.
EU Official’s Statement on the Issue
Every signatory besides Twitter of course provided sufficient data and information on their commitments to curb disinformation on their various platforms, EU officials said. The report by Twitter however was “short of data, with no information on commitments to empower the fact-checking community,” the statement reveals.
“I am disappointed to see that Twitter report lags behind others and I expect a more serious commitment to their obligations stemming from the Code,” EU vice president for values and transparency, Vera Jourova in a press release said. “Russia is engaged also in a full-blown disinformation war and the platforms need to live up to their responsibilities.”
Twitters Development Ever Since Elon Musk’s Takeover
Ever since the helm at Twitter was taken over by Elon Musk, the social media platform has experienced a couple of changes, layoffs, and media controversies. Twitter on Wednesday said that it will start to charge users $100 monthly for basic access to its application programming interface which is a tool for analyzing public tweets. The social media company this very week also said that people who pay for its Twitter Blue subscription will be able to post tweets of up to 4,000 characters on the platform.