Europe Launches Investigation into Elon Musk’s Social Media Company X Over Alleged Violations

Srishti Dey
Srishti Dey December 20, 2023
Updated 2023/12/20 at 7:18 AM

First of all,
Elon Musk’s company X, formerly known as Twitter, is the subject of an investigation by the European Union for possible violations of the Digital Services Act (DSA). This is the EU’s first investigation conducted in accordance with the DSA, which went into force in November of last year with the intention of tackling dangers to public safety, unlawful material, and information manipulation on major online platforms.

EU probes Elon Musks X for potential violations of social media regulations

Investigation Focus:

The focus of the proceedings will be on preventing the spread of illicit content inside the EU and evaluating the efficacy of various initiatives, such as the “community notes” system. We’ll also be keeping an eye on X’s initiatives to improve platform openness and the alleged dishonest UI design, specifically with regard to the “Blue checks” associated with subscription services.


The DSA places Elon Musk’s X and other significant tech firms under more scrutiny. X, Meta, TikTok, and Alphabet were earlier reminded of their DSA commitments by EU Industry Chief Thierry Breton in the wake of Hamas’ attacks against Israel. Musk refuted the accusation of misinformation, even as platforms swiftly replied. A formal request for information was only sent to X, which prompted the EU Commission to launch a thorough investigation and collect evidence through inspections, interviews, and inquiries.

In conclusion, the DSA establishes new guidelines for user privacy, content moderation, and transparency. Violation of these guidelines may result in fines of up to 6% of worldwide revenue. We’re still waiting for X’s answer to the probe as the EU steps up efforts to make sure internet platforms follow laws meant to keep the internet safer.




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