EU Study Claims X Has Highest Disinformation

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  • A European Commission study found that X (formerly Twitter) has the highest proportion of disinformation among six major social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, and YouTube.
  • The study, conducted by TrustLab, analyzed over 6,000 unique social media posts in Spain, Poland, and Slovakia, which are considered at risk of disinformation due to elections or their proximity to the war in Ukraine. Twitter had the largest “ratio of discoverability” of disinformation, while YouTube had the lowest.
  • The European Union’s Values and Transparency Commissioner, Vera Jourova, warned X to comply with the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA), as the voluntary code of practice on disinformation will be turned into a code of conduct under the act.  Read More

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