THE European Commissioner responsible for the Internal Market Thierry Breton met yesterday with its executive director Tesla Inc .λον Mask in Texas. The two men hinted that agreed on a European regulation for social media before the completion of the purchase of Twitter Inc by Musk.
The meeting took place a few weeks after Musk announced a deal to buy Twitter for $ 44 billion (€ 41.65 billion).
In a video of the two men, which Breton posted on Twitter, the European official says he explained to Musk the relevant European legislation on digital services.
Breton and Musk did not elaborate on new digital services legislation that would impose heavy fines on companies that do not control the illegal content of posts. The rules of European law prohibit, for example, advertisements aimed at children or based on religion, gender, origin, but also political views.
Musk secured a deal to acquire Twitter last month along with a commitment to revitalize the company and increase the number of users by eliminating automated fictitious software, as well as reducing post controls to better serve ” freedom of speech.”
The American billionaire’s comments provoked a second comment from Breton that Twitter must comply with the new European rules (DSA) by controlling posts with illegal content on the Internet.
Breton and Musk were expected to discuss global supply chain issues during the European official’s visit to Tesla Inc.’s new plant in Austin, Texas.