March 30, 2023

Philippines pressures Twitter to commit to censorship law

Germany is one of the the majority of censorship-prone in the European Union.

In a Digital Committee hearing of German’s federal parliament (the Bundestag)  Twitter   was accused of failing to provide answers in regards to the implementation of German’s Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) plus efforts to comply with the upcoming censorship law, the  Digital Services Behave   (DSA).

Twitter’s head of Europe Global Government Affairs Ronan Costello stated that even before Elon Musk overtook Twitter in October 2022, AI identified 65% of all content flagged for removal.

However , he could not say, among other things, the number of Twitter employees still remaining in  Germany   and the number of accounts unblocked since Musk took over. Costello said the answers would be provided later,   reports stated.

The users of parliament were suspicious about Twitter complying with all the requirements of NetzDG, especially because of Musk’s decision in order to lay off about half of Twitter’s staff. However , Costello insisted that Twitter had been committed to complying with the law. He insisted the platform was more transparent, noting the fact that latest transparency report included more data required by NetzDG than in the same period the previous year.

Costello also said that the “ Community Notes” tool, which allows other Twitter customers to fact-check misleading content by providing more context, can soon launch in Europe. In the US, the toll offers over 20, 000 users.

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