Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Brussels attacks Twitter for abandoning code against disinformation: “They choose confrontation”

attack on brussels Twitter After joining the company, to leave the EU code of conduct against misinformation, which is voluntary Elon Musk, Vice President of the Commission, Vera Jourovaexplained this maneuver of the Blue Bird platform as follows Willingness to “confront” Europe As all the provisions of the Digital Services Act come into force from August, the requirements laid down in the Code of Conduct will become binding.

“We believe this is a mistake on Twitter’s part. He has chosen the wrong path. they have chosen confrontation, We in the commission have felt this. I know the code is voluntary, but make no mistake: by abandoning the code they have focused on themselves and their performance and compliance with EU law will be scrutinized strongly and urgently,” Jourova told a press conference. told the conference.

“The Code is not only doing the right thing, but also helps signatories prepare to comply with the Digital Services Law and the Digital Market Law,” stresses the Commission’s Vice President. digital services law provides Penalty up to 6% of turnover for non-compliant platformshave remembered.

(EU and US promote a code of conduct to reduce the risks of artificial intelligence)

,If Twitter wants to work and make money in the European market, it needs to comply with the Digital Services Act, for which he has already been nominated as a big stage. So from August onwards as enforcement officers, we will see whether Twitter is complying, whether they are taking steps to mitigate the risks and deal with illegal content. In the European Union we do not want to import the California law,” Jurova said.

The Vice President Has Explicitly Blamed Musk (though without naming him at any time) insisted on the decision to withdraw from the code of conduct, saying that Twitter had “very capable and determined people who understood that platforms have to take a lot of responsibility.” Some technicians who were mostly fired with the personnel restructuring carried out by the billionaire.

Commission Deputy Chairman Vera Jourova During The Press Conference On Monday

Commission Vice President Vera Jourova during the press conference at the European Commission on Monday

For the rest, Jourova has asked platforms that follow the code of conduct (including Google or Meta) Clearly label AI-generated content So that users know that they are dealing with material produced by a machine.

“Platforms that have services that can spread disinformation generated by Artificial Intelligence should implement Technologies to identify this content and clearly label it for users, Our main job is to protect freedom of expression, but when we talk about artificial intelligence generated content, I don’t think machines have any freedom of speech,

Secondly, the Vice President of the Commission calls on platforms that use generative AI in their services (such as Microsoft’s Bing Chat or Google’s Bard), “to include safeguards to ensure that these services are not used maliciously.” Cannot be used by agents to generate false information.

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