Twitter must comply with EU rules, Macron tells Musk

Twitter needs to comply with European Union rules on content moderation and other online policies, French President Emmanuel Macron told Elon Musk in a meeting on Friday.

“Transparent user policies, significant reinforcement of content moderation and protection of freedom of expression: efforts must be made by Twitter to comply with European regulations,” Macron Told After which he had a “frank and honest discussion” with the CEO of Twitter in the US

Twitter’s decision to stop enforcing its COVID-19 misinformation policy has come under fire in the European Union.

Earlier this week, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton warning Musk says EU rules require platforms to moderate content, deal with disinformation and have transparent user policies, and could risk EU sanctions if Twitter doesn’t comply .

European Commission vice-president for prices and transparency Vera Jourova, meanwhile, said Twitter’s policy changes have caught the attention of Brussels: “In my view, Twitter is now jumping in front of the regulators’ queue,” she said. Told Politician.

“Twitter’s change of policy is a big issue,” Macron said in a statement on Thursday. Interview On Good Morning America, adding: “What I push for a lot is the exact opposite: more regulation.”

“Free speech and democracy is based on respect and public order. You can demonstrate, you can have free speech, you can write whatever you want, but there are responsibilities and limits,” he argued.

Musk told Macron that Twitter would follow christchurch callwhich aims to restrict the spread of terrorist material on the internet, and will cooperate to improve child protection online, the French president said after their meeting.