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EU digital chief warns Elon Musk after taking over Twitter; in Europe, birds will fly by our rules

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted on Friday that his acquisition of Twitter was complete with the tweet "bird is liberated," but EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton issued a warning to the new owner of the social media giant.

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New Delhi: Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted on Friday that his acquisition of Twitter was complete with the tweet “bird is liberated,” but EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton issued a warning to the new owner of the social media giant. The EU official stated that Twitter bird must obey the standards of the union while referring to rules and regulations.

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In response to Musk’s “bird is libertated” tweet, Breton tweeted, “In Europe, birds will fly by our rules.”

In another tweet, Breton shared a video of himself and Musk discussing the EU digital media rules in May of this year. The meeting took place weeks after the Tesla CEO finalised a deal to pay $44 billion to get the social media company.

In the video, the EU official tells Musk that he has explained the Digital Services Act to him, and that it “fits pretty well” with what the world’s richest man thinks they should do.

The Tesla CEO took control of Twitter, beginning a journey that was full of twists and turns, including a legal investigation and the firing of a number of top executives along the way, including the CEO, Parag Agrawal; the chief financial officer, Ned Segal, and the head of legal affairs and policy, Vijaya Gadde. Musk had accused them of deceiving him.

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However, Musk’s “bird is freed” post was a gesture to his pro-free speech side; he stated that he wants to stop Twitter from turning into an echo chamber for discrimination and hate.

 

 

 

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