Under new EU laws, Google, Meta, and others will be required to explain their algorithms
The EU has reached an agreement on yet another ambitious piece of legislation to monitor the internet.
After hours of deliberation, the bloc agreed on the general terms of the Digital Services Act, or DSA, which would require internet companies to take greater responsibility for information that appears on their platforms. New responsibilities include eliminating unlawful content and commodities more swiftly, clarifying how their algorithms work to consumers and researchers, and taking tighter action against disinformation propagated. Noncompliance can result in fines of up to 6% of a company’s yearly revenue.