Digital Services Act places strict obligations on Big Tech over toxic content

EU regulations mean social media platforms must have effective and transparent moderation systems in place to remove misleading and harmful content

In November, an internal EU document said the commission was recommending a temporary stop of advertising on X

While X’s own rules don’t result in the deletion of many hateful posts, new laws being implemented by the EU mean many have to be removed in Europe anyway.

The Digital Services Act (DSA), which came into force in August, places strict obligations on the world’s biggest tech companies when it comes to toxic content spreading on their platforms.

Among its rules is a requirement that platforms such as X must have effective and transparent ...