The EU is taking measures against X for disinformation

The European Union has officially announced that it suspects that X, formerly known as Twitter, for violating its rules in the fields including the fight against illegal content and misinformation.

Digital Commissioner Thierry Breton presented the alleged violations in a post on the social media platform.

He said X, which is owned by Elon Musk, was also suspected of violating its transparency obligations.

X said “po cooperated with the regulatory process”.

In a statement the firm said it was “ important that this process remains free from political influence and follows the ” law.

“X is focused on creating a safe and comprehensive environment for all users on our platform, defending freedom of expression and we will continue to work tirelessly towards this goal”,” she added.

In October, the EU said it was investigating X on the possible spread of terrorist and violent content, and hate speech, after Hamas’ attack on Israel.

X then said it had removed hundreds of Hamas-related accounts from the platform.

The investigation was the first according to the new EU technological rules.

According to legislation introduced in August, the Digital Services Act (DSA), large technology firms operating in the EU have reinforced obligations to protect users.

Violations may result in large fines or service suspension.

The EU is taking measures against X for disinformation