EU's Thierry Breton Urges Tiktok To Intensify Fight Against Disinformation: 'Spare No Effort To Protect Our Citizens'

Grand News Network | November 7, 2023

The European Union’s industry chief, Thierry Breton, has asked TikTok CEO to leave no stone unturned in combating disinformation on the popular short video-sharing platform.

According to Reuters, Breton has previously set an Oct. 25 deadline for TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, to furnish details regarding its crisis response measures. He also demanded additional information by November 8 on how the company safeguards the integrity of elections and protects minors online.

The EU Commissioner noted recent changes on TikTok’s platform, including new features intended to safeguard users and investments in content moderation and trust and safety. However, whether these measures are sufficient to ensure compliance with the Digital Services Act (DSA) is under investigation.

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In a statement, Breton said, “Because now more than ever, we must spare no effort to ...

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