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EU's Breton tells Twitter to do more to comply with bloc's tech rules

EU's Breton tells Twitter to do more to comply with bloc's tech rules

By:REUTERS
| Updated on: Feb 01 2023, 07:42 IST
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EU industry chief Thierry Breton asks Elon Musk-led Twitter to put more efforts to comply with EU's guidelines. (REUTERS)

EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Tuesday told Twitter owner Elon Musk to do more to fully comply with the bloc's online content rules.

"I welcome the effort that Twitter is making to be in line with Europe's objectives, while acknowledging that the next months will be crucial," Breton said after a video call with Musk.

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"We need to see more progress towards full compliance with the DSA. My team will follow closely the work made by Twitter and by all other online platforms," according to a readout of the call.

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