Twitter withdraws from EU disinformation code ahead of landmark new rules

Elon Musk’s platform faces a ban in Europe if it does not comply with strict new laws about policing social media

Musk’s massive job cuts at Twitter have raised concerns about whether it will be able to comply with the EU’s rules. Picture: Getty Images

Twitter exited the voluntary European Union’s Code of Practice on Disinformation, the bloc’s Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said.

Twitter was earlier this year the only major tech platform that didn’t send a complete report to the European Union under the code, which the company agreed to follow before it was taken over by Elon Musk in late 2022.

Its report was short of data and didn’t include commitments from the social media company that ...