Posted by Sam Fenny - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 27 December 2023

‘EU to Force X to Shut Down if Musk Does Not Ban Independent Media From the Platform’ – report. I pointed out when Musk ‘bought’ Twitter/X that EU/government regulation could eventually allow Musk to block freedom of speech while still remaining the hero of the Mainstream Alternative Media (MAM). We’ll see

The European Union (EU) launched “formal infringement proceedings” into X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter owned by Big Tech mogul Elon Musk, accusing it of failing to counter illicit content and disinformation, a lack of transparency about advertising and “deceptive” design practices. The European Commission’s executive branch also vowed to permanently shut it down if the platform doesn’t immediately ban alternative media.

“The evidence we currently have is enough to formally open a proceeding against X,” Margrethe Vestager, the 27-nation bloc’s executive vice president overseeing digital policy, said in a statement. “The Commission will carefully investigate X’s compliance with the [Digital Services Act] DSA, to ensure European citizens are safeguarded online.”

The announcement of the probe comes weeks after the microblogging site was asked to provide assurances that it was complying with the terms of the European bloc’s DSA, a regulation to update the Electronic Commerce Directive 2000 regarding illegal content, transparent advertising, and disinformation. It was submitted along with the Digital Markets Act by the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council in December 2020. Under the law, which came into effect in August, a company can be fined up to six percent of its annual global income or banned from operating in the EU if it is found to have breached the sweeping legislation.

Independent media outlet Infowar‘s Alex Jones called the public to defend Musk as the “unelected body” has embarked on its plan to silence Americans ahead of the 2024 election. “This amounts to a foreign coup!” Jones commented, appending the hashtag: #DefendElon on his post.

Meanwhile, Thierry Breton, the EU commissioner responsible for the law’s enforcement, wrote in a post on the social network: “Today we open formal infringement proceedings against X,” adding that the move had been taken in response to a “suspected breach of obligations to counter illegal content and disinformation; suspected breach of transparency obligations” and “suspected deceptive design of user interface.” (Related: Emergency breaking news! EU officially comes for Elon Musk.)

 

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