As Musk Loses His Sense of Reality, Fake News about Gaza Floods Twitter
Following Hamas's October 7 slaughter of hundreds of Israelis, Twitter—now known as X—has been inundated with manipulated footage and automated accounts.
After the termination of hundreds of employees and the reversal of prior moderation standards, the platform has found it difficult to maintain control over the situation.
European Union officials alerted Musk to the fact that his website was being used to "disseminate illegal content and disinformation."
Fake Gaza news floods Twitter
The EU's internal market tsar, Thierry Breton, wrote to Musk requesting a statement on the social network's handling of misleading information within a day.
Breton stated, "I remind you that penalties can be imposed following the opening of a potential investigation and a finding of non-compliance."
The Technology Secretary, Michelle Donelan, met with representatives from Meta, Twitter, Google, Snapchat, TikTok, and Snapchat on Wednesday.
She made a request that the tech giants increase their efforts to remove content that glorifies Hamas and shield young viewers from graphic imagery.
It "haunts us all, not least our children," she added, referring to the fact that Hamas supporters have been able to "spread their monstrous content with people around the world."