Twitter removes over 6.5 million pieces of content in first half of 2022

According to reports, Twitter has disclosed that it removed over 6.5 million pieces of content in the first half of 2022, a 29 per cent increase from the second half of 2021, before Elon Musk took over the social media platform.

This disclosure was made via a blog post where the company stated that it would provide an update on its “path forward for transparency reporting” later in the year.

Before Musk’s takeover in October, Twitter used to publish reports on its Transparency Center website twice a year, outlining information such as the number of government requests it received for data and the number of accounts it suspended.

On the same day that Twitter made this disclosure, the European Union (EU) announced that the social media platform would be among the 19 tech companies that would be subject to new landmark rules. These rules would require the companies to share data with authorities, take more action to tackle disinformation, and conduct independent auditing.

Failure to comply with these regulations, which are some of the world’s strictest regulations for online platforms, could lead to fines of up to 6 per cent of global revenue or even a ban from operating in the EU. The European Commission’s website provided this information.

The sources for this piece include an article in Reuters.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
The online resource for Canadian Information Technology professionals.

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