EU’s Breton gives Meta’s Zuckerberg 24 hours to detail disinformation response

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU’s industry chief Thierry Breton on Wednesday gave Meta Platforms 24 hours to inform him of measures taken to counter the spread of disinformation on its platforms following Palestinian Islamist group Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel.

“I would ask you to be very vigilant to ensure strict compliance with the DSA rules on terms of service, on the requirement of timely, diligent and objective action following notices of illegal content in the EU, and on the need for proportionate and effective mitigation measures,” Breton told Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a letter.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) forces very large online platforms to remove illegal online content on their platforms.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)