Twitter Abandons Free Speech, Folds to New European Union Censorship Regulations
Twitter has folded to new mandates set by the European Union that effectively snuff out free speech and will be complying with this Orwellian regime moving forward.
Twitter allowed EU goons into its company headquarters last week to train their staff on how to restrict free speech under the guise of preventing Russian propaganda, fake news and criminal activity.
“When it comes to online crime, there can be no half measures. Very large online platforms need to put the necessary internal controls and resources in place to be ready for the new European rules,” said Thierry Breton, the EU commissioner tasked with enforcing the extremely draconian Digital Services Act.
“Twitter is taking the exercise seriously and has identified the key areas on which it needs to focus to comply with the DSA. With two months to go before the new EU regulation kicks in, work needs to continue for the systems to be in place and work effectively and quickly,” Breton continued, making it clear that he is in control and Twitter CEO Elon Musk takes orders from him.
Big League Politics reported on the passage of the Digital Services Act last year and how it would be used to crush freedom of expression and hasten the rise of Big Brother:
“The European Union (EU) has passed the Digital Services Act that will compel tech giants to commit even more Draconian censorship on their social media platforms or face fines and sanctions from bureaucratic overlords.
It should come as no surprise that the EU is using the Russia/Ukraine conflict as a pretense to implement Big Brother restrictions on content, as that has become an excuse for the globalists to commit all sorts of evil.
“In the context of the Russian aggression in Ukraine and the particular impact on the manipulation of online information, a new article has been added to the text introducing a crisis response mechanism,” the EU wrote about enforcement of the Digital Services Act.
“This mechanism will be activated by the Commission on the recommendation of the board of national Digital Services Coordinators. It will make it possible to analyze the impact of the activities of VLOPs and VLOSEs on the crisis in question and decide on proportionate and effective measures to be put in place for the respect of fundamental rights,” they added.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) highlighted many problems with the Digital Services Act in their analysis of the measure prior to its passage.
“If the DSA becomes law, online platforms would be required to hand over sensitive user information to non-judicial authorities at their request,” the EFF wrote.
“Other sections of the bill…still favor the powerful. The text still comes with the option of awarding the status of a “trusted flagger” to law enforcement agencies or profit-seeking industry organizations, whose notices must be given priority over notifications submitted by users,” they continued.
“We also agree with the criticism that centralizing enforcement power in the hands of the EU Commission comes with democratic deficits and could lead to corporate capture. There are further aspects of the committee’s position that require re-working, such as the last-minute approval of mandatory cell phone registration for pornographic content creators, which poses a threat to digital privacy and could risk exposing sensitive information of vulnerable content creators to data leaks,” the EFF added.”
Twitter folding to the EU shows that Musk will ultimately bend the knee to globalist tyranny when the rubber meets the road.