EU: Job cuts due to Twitter worries ahead of DSA entry into force – Sciences et Avenir

EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said on Thursday, November 24, 2022 that Twitter’s decision to lay off thousands of employees raised concerns about the social network’s ability to comply with a new legal framework focused on digital platforms.

With the help of the DSA, Europe wants to encourage digital platforms to fight illegal content.

The Digital Services Act (DSA), which will take effect in February 2024, requires digital platforms to step up their efforts to combat illegal content online. Didier Reynders traveled to Dublin, Ireland, to meet with Twitter officials to seek clarification from the social network, a European Commission spokesman told Reuters.

“Twitter reaffirmed the company’s commitment to full compliance with European regulations. Commissioner Reynders has taken note of this and asked Twitter to turn this commitment into concrete action,” the official, who requested anonymity, added. The new European system provides that companies subject to the DSA risk fines of up to 6% of their global turnover if they violate the rules on illegal content. They may even be banned from working in the European Union if their offenses are repeated.

Problems Arkom

In France, Arcom is also concerned about the restructuring of Twitter after the arrival of Elon Musk. His massive layoff plan led to the layoff of half of the employees of the social network. More than 1,000 other employees also quit. The regulator of the digital communications sector explained on Thursday that it had received a response from the social network to its concerns, formulated in a letter dated November 18. She asked Twitter to confirm to her “no later than November 24th” that the company is “able to fulfill the obligations imposed on it by law and to inform her of the short-term development of human and technological resources dedicated to fulfilling the obligations. these obligations.

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