EU Orders Musk to Censor Pro-Russian Opinions on Twitter, Tells Him He’s Being Watched

It’s democracy, goy. (I know that is an old meme, but it has never been more appropriate than right now.)

The Guardian:

The EU has issued a warning to Elon Musk to comply with sweeping new laws on fake news and Russian propaganda, after X – formerly known as Twitter – was found to have the highest ratio of disinformation posts of all large social media platforms.

The report analysed the ratio of disinformation for a new report laying bare for the first time the scale of fake news on social media across the EU, with millions of fake accounts removed by TikTok and LinkedIn.

Facebook was the second worst offender, according to the first ever report recording posts that will be deemed illegal across the EU under the Digital Services Act (DSA), which came into force in August.

Nevertheless, Facebook and other tech giants, including Google, TikTok and Microsoft, have signed up to the code of practice the EU drew up to ensure they could get ready in time to operate within the confines of the new laws.

Twitter left the code of practice but it is obliged under the new law to comply with the rules or face a ban across the EU.

“Mr Musk knows he is not off the hook by leaving the code of practice,” said the European commissioner Věra Jourová, who is responsible for the implementation of the new anti-disinformation code.

Then block the site and explain it to your population.

The internet is international, and internet companies cannot be expected to follow foreign laws.

You people have the ability to block internet sites if you want to control the thoughts of your population.

So do it.


There are obligations under the hard law. So my message for Twitter/X is you have to comply. We will be watching what you do.”

“X, formerly Twitter … is the platform with the largest ratio of mis/disinformation followed by Facebook,” she told reporters.

Věra Jourová

The 200-page report is an account of the work the large platforms have done in the first six months of 2023 to prepare for compliance with the new law and lifts the lid on the behind-the-scenes efforts made by Facebook and others to crack down on Russian propaganda, hate speech and other disinformation.

“The Russian state has engaged in the war of ideas to pollute our information space with half truth and lies to create a false image that democracy is no better than autocracy,” said Jourová.

You stupid bitch.

Just shut up.

Shut up.

Women’s opinions do not matter.

See: The Guardian Says Democracy Fails If People Have Free Access to Information