EU 'closely' Monitoring X After Fico Shooting as DSA Disinformation Probe Continues | TechCrunch - Latest Global News

EU ‘closely’ Monitoring X After Fico Shooting as DSA Disinformation Probe Continues | TechCrunch

EU authorities enforcing the bloc’s online governance regime, the Digital Services Act (DSA), said on Thursday that they were cracking down on disinformation campaigns on the Elon Musk-owned social network X (formerly Twitter) following the shooting of Slovak Prime Minister Robert keep a close eye on Fico on Wednesday.

The bloc has been officially investigating since last December

Yesterday Musk responded personally to – and thus reinforced – a contribution by the right-wing political influencer Ian Miles Cheong

When asked to respond to the development as part of a background briefing the EU held to discuss two Meta-DSA investigations announced by the EU today, a senior Commission official confirmed that they are monitoring content on the platform and analyze whether there is “any additional evidence” regarding the effectiveness of X’s disinformation mitigation measures – to support the EU’s ongoing investigation.

As a reminder, violations of the DSA can result in fines of up to 6% of annual global revenue, so Musk’s penchant for posting hoaxes could ultimately prove costly for the company, across all enforcement cycles.

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Also on Thursday X announced that premium users in the EU can finally get their hands on Musk’s generative AI chatbot Grok – a tool that has essentially been trained to be politically incorrect (as opposed to the perceived political correctness of competing efforts like OpenAI’s ChatGPT). musk Posted To briefly trumpet the development and write in caveman style: “Grok now available in Europe.”

It turns out that Grok is also on the EU’s DSA watchlist: the Commission’s senior official said today that the EU is “in very close contact with X on the launch of Grok.”

The official suggested that We have contacted the Commission for clarification.

“X has delayed the launch of part of the Grok feature until after the election,” the official told reporters. “What I think is an acknowledgment on their part that some of these features in the context of civic discourse and elections may pose risks related to the ongoing investments.”

We also contacted X about the EU launch of Grok, but at press time X had not responded to our questions.

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