INDUSTRIES, MEDIA | The EU Commission sends request for information to Meta under the DSA

Newsletter n. 90 – Novembre 2023

INDUSTRIES

MEDIA

The EU Commission sends request for information to Meta under the DSA

On 12 October 2023, the EU Commission sent to X, formerly known as Twitter, a formal request for information under the Digital Services Act (“DSA”) regarding the alleged spreading of illegal content and disinformation, in connection with the attack on Israel perpetrated by Hamas. X has been granted until the end of the month to provide the requested information to the EU Commission, which may then open formal proceedings pursuant to Article 66 of the DSA and ultimately impose fines on the platform. This is the first application of the new set of rules on content moderation enacted by the EU in the context of its attempt to fully regulate the digital space.