he European Commission’s Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová issued a warning to Elon Musk telling the Twitter CEO that ‘the time of the wild west is over” and that if he fails to comply with the EU’s rules he will face sanctions.
She told Euronews Next: “We will have the Digital Services Act.
“We will have the Code of Practice as a part of this legislation.
“So, after Mr. Musk took over Twitter with his ‘freedom of speech absolutism,’ we are the protectors of freedom of speech as well.
“But at the same time, we cannot accept, for instance, illegal content online and so on.
“So, our message was clear: we have rules which have to be complied with, otherwise, there will be sanctions.
“I’ve worked with the platforms, with the ‘big boys’ – and girls sometimes – already for several years.
“And for me, the legislation was never the only option.
“How to push them to do things?
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