Last Updated: November 06, 2023, 18:35 IST
BRUSSELS:TikTook should “spare no effort” to counter the unfold of disinformation on the brief video sharing app, EU trade chief Thierry Breton informed the corporate’s CEO on Monday, because the European Union steps up its efforts to curb the powers of Big Tech.
Breton final month gave TikTook, owned by China’s ByteDance, an Oct. 25 deadline to offer data on its disaster response measures and likewise ordered the corporate to offer particulars by Nov. 8 on the way it protects the integrity of elections and minors on-line on its platform.
The European Commissioner pointed to modifications on TikTook’s platform up to now months with new options to guard customers and investments made in content material moderation and belief and security.
“My services and I are now investigating whether this is enough to ensure compliance with the DSA (Digital Services Act),” Breton informed Reuters in written feedback after a video name with TikTook CEO Shou Zi Chew.
“Because now more than ever, we must spare no effort to protect our citizens – especially children and teenagers – against illegal content and disinformation,” he mentioned.
TikTook Public Policy Director Caroline Greer mentioned in a put up on social media platform X that the corporate was happy that Breton recognised its compliance efforts.
The DSA requires massive on-line platforms to do extra to deal with unlawful and dangerous on-line content material on their platforms. It is one in every of a slew of latest EU guidelines aimed toward reining within the energy of Big Tech.
Chew is scheduled to satisfy EU Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Vera Jourova, and EU antitrust head Didier Ryenders in Brussels on Tuesday.
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