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Twitter Withdraws from EU Code of Practice Against Disinformation

Twitter has announced its withdrawal from the European Union’s voluntary “Code of Practice” aimed at combating online disinformation. Thierry Breton, the EU’s internal market commissioner, revealed Twitter’s decision in a tweet, stating, “You can run but you can’t hide. Our teams are ready for enforcement,” in reference to the forthcoming Digital Services Act (DSA) of the EU. The DSA, effective from August 25th, will require major online platforms, including Twitter, to take a more proactive approach to content moderation.