Elon Musk’s Twitter Inc. has sparked outrage among regulators by submitting an incomplete report to the EU on how it polices online posts, EU officials said. A few months later, the European Union will gain the power to fine companies for insufficiently censoring content under a new social media law.
The Twitter report, released Thursday as part of a voluntary code of conduct that Twitter and other companies signed up to last year, lacks quantitative data on how it handles intentionally false or misleading information, as the European Union defines it, officials said. Regulators plan to warn Twitter that it must do better to comply, one of the officials added.
Vera Jourova, vice-president of the European Commission, said: “I am disappointed to see that Twitter’s report is worse than other companies, and I hope that they will take their obligations under the code more seriously.”
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.