In a decisive move, X Corporation, under the leadership of CEO Elon Musk, has taken immediate action against multiple “Hamas-linked accounts,” affirming their commitment to ensuring a lawful online environment. Linda Yaccarino, the CEO of X Corp, formerly known as Twitter, confirmed the removal of these accounts and the deletion of tens of thousands of content pieces following the Israel attack. The initiative comes in response to a letter from EU Commissioner Thierry Breton, urging prompt intervention from Musk.
Yaccarino assured that X continues to promptly address law enforcement requests globally, including those from EU member states. She emphasized that their efforts are ongoing in dealing with the aftermath of the conflict.
“Today we responded to the European Commission’s letter seeking an update on how we are responding to this conflict. Our work is ongoing,” Yaccarino stated.
In her response, Yaccarino highlighted the company’s commitment to swiftly addressing take-down requests. She revealed that X has already responded to over 80 such requests within the EU, adhering to required timelines and maintaining a diligent and objective approach. The letter reiterated their dedication to cooperating with law enforcement authorities in compliance with applicable laws.
Earlier, EU Commissioner Breton had raised concerns with Elon Musk about the alleged dissemination of illegal content and disinformation on the X platform following the Hamas attacks in Israel. The letter underscored worries about the potential misuse of the platform for spreading unlawful information.
Additionally, following a warning to Elon Musk, European Commissioner Thierry Breton has also written to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urging prompt action in removing pro-Hamas content across Meta’s platforms. Breton emphasized the necessity for vigilance to prevent potential violations of new EU regulations.
Breton set a 24-hour deadline for Zuckerberg to address the concerns raised by the European Union, emphasizing the urgency of the matter and the need for swift action.