Social Media Firms Failed to Stop Russian Disinformation Campaigns Says EU Report

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  • The EU Commission’s report highlights that social media companies have failed to stop “large-scale” Russian disinformation campaigns following the invasion of Ukraine, and the influence of Kremlin-backed accounts has grown in 2023.
  • The report singles out X (formerly Twitter), stating that Russian disinformation has increased on the platform since Elon Musk bought the company.
  • The study also notes that the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA) has introduced tougher rules for online platforms, and had it been operational earlier, social media companies would have breached their legal duties, potentially resulting in fines.  Read More

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