Tech giants under EU’s microscope as new content moderation rules kick in

Meta, Google and X among others will be obliged to detail how they mitigate the impact of harmful content under new EU law

Nineteen companies will need to comply with rules that include restrictions on targeting ads to minors and using sensitive data like race or gender in serving ads when new EU rules kick in on Friday. Picture: Getty

Meta, Google and X, formerly known as Twitter, will need to adhere to strict new content moderation rules in the European Union when a new law governing social media platforms becomes legally enforceable from Friday.

Alphabet’s Google said Thursday that it’s making several changes to comply with the EU’s Digital Services Act, including expanding access to data on targeting of online ads and disclosing more information about its content moderation operations for services like Google ...