On October 12, the platform formerly known as Twitter (‘X’) announced they have removed hundreds of Hamas-affiliated accounts and purged tens of thousands of pieces of content from their site.
A Reuters report shows how, after European Union leader Thierry Breton gave Elon Musk a 24-hour ultimatum to remove Hamas disinformation, the platform moved to purge Hamas-issued content in order to comply with new EU online content legislation.
“The recently implemented Digital Services Act (DSA) requires large online platforms, including X and Meta’s (META.O) Facebook, to do more to remove illegal content and to take measures to tackle the risks to public security and civic discourse,” the report explains.
According to Linda Yaccarino, X’s chief executive, X has solved more than 80 take-down requests from the US within the required timeline.
For his part, Musk continued to tweet about the situation in Palestine and shared this video most recently.
The same warning was issued by Thierry Breton to Meta on Wednesday, asking for a 24-hours response on the steps taken to limit the spread of Hamas disinformation.