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The EU reminds Elon Musk about its censorship laws

By Cindy Harper | Reclaim The Net | October 30, 2022

Shortly after he became the owner of , Elon Musk tweeted “the bird is freed,” which implied Twitter will be more free speech-friendly under his ownership.

Replying to Musk’s tweet, the European Union’s internet market commissioner Thierry Breton said, “In Europe, the bird will fly by our [EU flag emoji] rules. #DSA”

The Digital Services Act (DSA) is a new set of rules for social media and ecommerce companies that was recently passed and will come into effect next year. It aims at making internet businesses liable for societal risks like hate speech. Breton’s tweet was a warning to Musk that Twitter will have to follow DSA rules.

Breton’s spokesperson refused to say whether the European Commission is concerned about Musk’s ownership of Twitter. However, a source told TechCrunch that the bloc was confident the bird’s wings are already clipped.

“With the EU Digital Services Act, the time of big online platforms behaving like they are ‘too big to care’ is coming to an end. The DSA sets clear, harmonized obligations for platforms – proportionate to size, impact and risk,” the source said.

“Europe is open — but on our conditions. Anyone who wants to benefit from the European market will have to fulfill our rules, including on moderation, open algorithms, freedom of speech, transparency, hate speech, revenge porn, and harassment.

“The Commission will supervise very large platforms, including the possibility to impose effective and dissuasive sanctions of up to 6% of global turnover or even a ban on operating in the EU single market in case of repeated serious breaches.”

October 30, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance | ,


  1. The truth is not hate speech.


    Comment by rediscover911com | October 30, 2022 | Reply

    • They hate it.


      Comment by Balthasar Gerards | October 31, 2022 | Reply

  2. “Yeah, Elon,” sez the EU’s Internet Market Commissioner of What You Can Say, or the IMCWYCS. “You can only say what we say you can say. Otherwise you can’t say it. Look at whut Germany did to Ursula Haverbeck. She’s in jail ’cause she said things she couldn’t say. An’ if you say anything we say you can’t say, you won’t be able to say it in Europe. We determine what you can say. Otherwise you’re free as a bird. But we can put you and your bird in a cage. We’ll even say to the Ambassador, Deborah Lipstadt, American Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, that you want The Bird to be a freedom of speech place. Put you in jail if you say anything the Ambassador says you can’t say. That’s the law there and here. It was crafted in Israel, so’s it’s God’s law. He says so.”


    Comment by michael | October 31, 2022 | Reply

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