The Twitter office in Brussels, key to the adoption of European rules on disinformation and hate, closes

MADRID, 24 Nov. (Portaltic/EP) –

The Twitter office in Brusselskey to the adoption of the European Union’s regulatory changes regarding hate speech and misinformation, has been left without workers after the last two employees decided to leave.

The closure of the Brussels office follows the layoffs made in recent weeks by the current owner and CEO of the platform, tycoon Elon Musk, who left it with only two employees.

These last two employees left last weekin the midst of the great resignation that followed Musk’s ultimatum to adhere to the new policy, which required a commitment to work harder for the company, as five people familiar with these marches told the Financial Times.

Although it is not clear if they have left voluntarily, their departure has meant the closure of an office that is understood to be vital for the adaptation of the platform to the regulations of the European Union on disinformation and the treatment of hate speech.

One of those regulations, the Digital Services Law, came into force last week. Mandatory for all online platformsand seeks to “limit the dissemination of illegal content and products online, increase the protection of minors and offer users more choice and better information”, as explained by the European Commission.

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