Musk’s free speech plans for Twitter to face challenges from governments: expert

April 27, 2022

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Among the challenges are Canada’s plans to reintroduce a bill aimed at reducing hate speech on online platforms like Twitter, and the European Union, which already warned Musk on Tuesday that the company must obey local content rules targeting harmful and false information.

“The broad sounding principles of free speech become much more complicated because one has to take into account questions around the types of moderation that are already happening ... and what different governments already do to put pressure on Twitter and how Twitter tries to respond to that,” said Heidi Tworek, a senior fellow at the Centre …

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