NGOs respond to threat that Digital Services Act could allow social media shutdowns


A coalition of 65 NGOs including Access Now, EFF, and Article 19, have written a letter asking the European Commission to reject the possibility that content moderation provisions in the Digital Services Act could be used to compel social media shutdowns. The letter was in response to comments by Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton saying that the DSA would allow the Commission to fine and ban social media networks from operating in the EU that don't immediately remove hateful content.

Publication: Politico

Writer: Clothilde Goujard

Publication date: 2023-07-26

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