Oct 18 (Reuters) — Elon Musk, owner of social media platform X, is considering removing the service formerly called Twitter from Europe in response to a new internet platform regulation in the region, news site Insider reported on Wednesday.
The billionaire has discussed removing the app’s availability in the region, or blocking users in the European Union from accessing it, a person familiar with the company told the publication.
The European Union in August adopted the Digital Services Act (DSA), which sets forth rules for preventing the spread of harmful content, banning or limiting certain user-targeting practices, and sharing some internal data with regulators and associated researchers, among other things.
X did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Reporting by Yuvraj Malik in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath
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