Apr 30, 2024

Meta faces EU probe over Russian disinformation

The European Commission has opened formal investigation proceedings into Meta over its handling of political content, including a suspected Russian influence campaign. With elections looming in the EU and elsewhere, officials said they would assess whether the company's approach to moderating disinformation on Facebook and Instagram breached EU law. The probe will also examine whether Meta is being transparent enough over its moderation of political content and accounts. The Commission has given the firm five days to respond to a request for information about tools for journalists and researchers to monitor content on Facebook and Instagram during upcoming elections. The EU Commission's investigation follows its launch of a similar probe into disinformation on X in March.

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