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EU requests extra info from Meta concerning its efforts to fight misinformation associated to the Israel-Hamas battle

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The European Union has given Meta per week to supply extra detailed info on its efforts to fight unlawful content material and disinformation on Facebook and Instagram after the latest assaults on Israel by Hamas.

The European Commission has formally requested this info from Meta (META) on Thursday.

The fee has additionally requested TikTok for extra info on its efforts to forestall the unfold of terrorist, violent, and hate speech content material, with out particularly mentioning the Israel-Hamas battle.

Last week, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton despatched letters to a number of social media corporations, together with Meta and TikTok, requiring them to element their measures to adjust to EU content material moderation guidelines beneath the Digital Services Act (DSA).

Meta acknowledged that its groups have been monitoring their platforms because the Hamas assaults to fight misinformation and content material violations.

Additionally, TikTok introduced the launch of a command heart and software program enhancements to detect and take away graphic and violent content material.

However, the European Commission has emphasised the necessity for extra info and has given each Meta and TikTok till October 25 to answer their requests, warning of potential monetary penalties for unsatisfactory responses.

Both corporations are additionally required to element their plans to guard election integrity on their platforms by November 8, as per the fee’s assertion.

Both Meta and TikTok are obligated to adjust to the DSA, a major laws aimed toward regulating massive tech corporations and defending on-line rights.

The fee’s requests come after it issued an analogous ultimatum to X (previously generally known as Twitter), asking for particulars on the way it plans to deal with unlawful, deceptive, violent, and hateful content material.

The fee has initiated an investigation into X’s compliance with the DSA, with out asserting related investigations into Meta or TikTok.

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