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Musk’s Twitter Will Have to Follow EU’s Rules, Official Says

  • The billionaire has vowed to maximize free speech on platform
  • Guidelines require large social networks to police content
Elon Musk
Elon MuskPhotographer: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

A top EU official doesn’t expect to have a problem with Elon Musk, who is pursuing a free-speech agenda in his takeover of Twitter Inc., so long as the billionaire follows the region’s content rules.

European Commissioner Thierry Breton warned Musk that he will need to police hate speech and harassment on the platform as detailed in the EU’s new Digital Services Act. “I don’t care what he’s doing outside of Europe,” Breton told Bloomberg Television on Wednesday. “You want to enter into Europe? These are our rules.”