Elon Musk in trouble! EU wants more employees working on Twitter

Elon Musk’s story with Twitter had many twists but ended with the conclusion of the deal in October last year. Shortly after taking his position at the helm, Elon Musk started a series of changes in social media. Besides some changes to make it profitable, Musk also decided to cut costs by laying off several employees. Twitter cut a big part of its team. But worth mentioning that this is not specific to social media. The same move also hit multiple big techs. As per a new report, the EU is not happy with the current situation of Twitter.

EU wants more humans on Twitter

As per a new report, some EU regulators asked Elon Musk to hire more “human” employees. These should work on fact-checking, and also, review the posts on Twitter. The info comes from the Financial Times. The request comes in light of the massive changes that hit the company after Musk’s purchase. This move raised a series of concerns involving the Digital Services Law in Europe. These new rules will come into force at the start of 2024, but “smart” companies will begin applying the rules right now.


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The new EU rules require web platforms to adopt specific measures against illegal content. After taking the helm, Elon Musk laid off almost half of the employees. After that, it directed several of its demands to the field of automation. Content moderation basically fits under these new operations. The EU regulators are not happy with these changes and require social media to employ more people in this field. There is a problem: Hiring more people goes against Elon Musk’s plans. Right now, the goal is to cut costs and bring profit. According to Reuters, a meeting to discuss this theme took place this Tuesday (March 7) between Musk, executives, and regulators in Brussels.

The changes to the social media include cuts of trust and security teams. Moreover, it has closed multiple offices across the world. The company’s boss at EU, Thierry Breton, alerted Musk in January during a Video-Call. According to him, the company will have a “big work forward”. It will need to apply transparent use policies, reinforce content moderation, and protect free speech.

Will Elon Musk accept these changes?

The new trouble will certainly add more heat to Twitter’s situation. Since he took the helm, Elon Musk faced criticism as being considered a “generator” of controversy. In one of the most recent ones, the Competition Council of Turkey reported that it decided to fine Musk for the purchase of Twitter. The regulator states that he did not consult the regulator before the acquisition (???). Despite this, it seems that the social media is finally getting on track. 

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