Twitter, YouTube, Instagram among sites to face new EU rules

Non-compliance with rules can cost the company as much as 6 per cent annual revenue or even get the platform banned

Thierry Breton: “I am particularly concerned by the content moderation system of Facebook, which is a platform playing an important role in the opinion building.” Picture: Getty

The European Union said that 19 major online platforms and search engines will be subject to extra scrutiny under its new content moderation rules, setting up a potential fight with companies like Twitter that may not have enough staff to comply.

Twitter, Apple’s App Store, Alphabet’s YouTube and Google Search, and Meta Platform’s Facebook and Instagram, as well as TikTok and Snapchat, will be required to meet the additional requirements under the EU’s new Digital ...