Elon Musk Slams EU for Threatening to Block Twitter for ‘Disinformation’: ‘List the Violations’

Twitter/X boss Elon Musk has fired back at the European Union (EU) after unelected Eurocrats threatened to block his social media platform for alleged “disinformation” violations.

Musk was responding to a letter from the EU charging that he is aiding the spread of “disinformation” on the platform.

EU Commissioner Thierry Breton, an unelected bureaucrat who wields disturbing powers to censor the taxpaying public of sovereign nations, wrote the letter to Musk with a list of demands.

Breton ordered Musk to deliver a “prompt, accurate, and complete response” to “relevant law enforcement agencies” within 24 hours.

He warned Musk that “your platform is being used to disseminate illegal content and disinformation in the EU.”

The alleged “illegal content and disinformation” is supposedly related to the ongoing situation in Israel.

Breton cited the EU’s new Digital Services Act.

The legislation essentially seeks to crack down on dissenting online content deemed to be “disinformation.”

“Public media and civil society organizations widely report instances of fake and manipulated images and facts circulating on your platform in the EU, such as repurposed old images of unrelated armed conflicts or military footage that actually originated from video games,” Breton claimed.

“This appears to be manifestly false or misleading information.

Breton further warned Musk that if he fails to comply, “penalties can be imposed.”

“We will include your answer on our assessment file of your compliance,” he added.

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The Guardian reports that under the EU rules, Musk can be fined 6 percent of his revenues from X and even have the platform blocked in the EU.

They threatened Musk with this when he bought Twitter and now they’re following through:

Musk responded by demanding specific details rather than empty claims.

As Musk pointed out, there are, yet again, no specifics to the claims of “disinformation.”

He asked Breton to “list the violations you allude to on X, so that the public can see them.”

Many argue that X is a huge global public center of discourse, and it should not be policed and censored.

The leaders of the states of Israel and Iran are even trading words on the platform.

In such an example, an interference of the conversation by a faceless “fact-checker” or content moderator could be catastrophic.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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