X yields to EU demand to remove pro-Hamas posts after commissioner threatens ban for entire platform

X says it removed “tens of thousands” of Hamas-related posts

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Mandiner
Protesters rally at Union Square as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited with businessman Elon Musk on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

The social networking platform X has removed hundreds of “Hamas-linked accounts” and taken action to remove or flag tens of thousands of posts since the attack on Israel, the CEO of the portal formerly known as Twitter, Linda Yaccarino, said on Thursday.

“Today, we responded to the European Commission’s letter seeking an update on how we are responding to this conflict. Our work is ongoing,” Yaccarino wrote on Wednesday in a letter to Thierry Breton, the European commissioner for the internal market, published on X.

As Remix News reported yesterday, the European Union threatened to block the platform and hit it with massive fines over alleged “disinformation.” The platform’s owner, Elon Musk, had responded by requesting that the EU provide concrete examples to back up its claims.

Breton issued a public warning to Musk, claiming the platform failed to take action against illegal content related to Saturday’s Hamas terror attack on Israel. Breton gave Musk 24 hours to respond.

The EU has imposed a new censorship regime under the Digital Services Act (DSA), which went into effect in August of this year. The DSA gives Brussels broad latitude to censor large social media networks.

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