Twitter: The Commission’s concern about the layoffs of thousands of workers

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His decisions Twitter for closure of its offices in Brussels but also for her laying off thousands of workerscause worries on the degree of compliance of the company with the new rules of the European Union against posts with illegal content, said yesterday, Thursday, the European Commissioner of Justice, Didier Reyders.

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Reiders, who met with Twitter representatives at the company’s European headquarters in Dublin, asked the company to clarify its position on a number of issues, a European Commission official told Reuters.

“Twitter’s representatives assured of the company’s commitment to ensure full compliance with European rules. Commissioner Reiders noted this commitment and asked Twitter to translate it into concrete measures,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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The new framework of rules is known as Digital Services Actwhile, as noted by the Athenian-Macedonian News Agencywill be implemented from February 2024, requiring online platforms to do more to monitor the internet for posting illegal content or face fines of 6% of their annual global revenue.

Twitter has fired high-ranking executives and imposed a drastic restriction on the number of jobs after the stormy takeover of the company by Elon Musk which was completed last month. About 50% of Twitter employees (about 3,700 employees) were laid off, while more than 1,000 workers resigned.

The last two Twitter employees who were based in Brussels are no longer working for the company, an unnamed img briefed on the matter told Reuters. Initially it was a group of six employees.

Raeders also warned Twitter and other tech companies to do more to deal with them posts with hateful contentafter the latest figures were released showing that they have taken down fewer banned posts this year compared to previous years.

Source: News Beast

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