Arcom (the Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority) is trying to make its voice heard in the cacophony maintained by Elon Musk in recent weeks.
The French authority earlier this week reminded Twitter of its “obligations” in the fight against disinformation and hateful content. The Arcom also expresses its “deep concern” following the massive layoffs, mentions AFP.
Twitter has decided to part with half of its employees, or 3,700 people, and around 75% of its service providers. And that’s where Arcom’s concern comes from. Because last year Twitter had told the CSA, the predecessor of Arcom, to employ 1,867 people dedicated to “the application of (its) policies and the moderation of content”, or “more than a third” of its “global workforce”.
“Twitter’s ability to maintain a safe environment”
Hence Arcom’s questions about “Twitter’s ability to maintain a safe environment” for its users.
Especially since Twitter must, according to Arcom, “fight against the manipulation of information” under a 2018 law which provides that web giants set up reporting systems and report their efforts to Arcom. , who can make recommendations to them. Twitter is also “subject to all obligations of means” to fight against hateful content, provided for by law for confidence in the digital economy.
Arcom therefore asks the social network, by November 24, “to inform it of the short-term development of human and technological resources” which are devoted to the fight against the manipulation of information.
Twitter: 5.6 million unique visitors per day in France
The social network had 5.6 million unique visitors per day in France in September, according to Médiametrie.
Earlier this week, Damien Viel, director of Twitter France, announced his departure from the company. Damien Viel had posted a message of support to Twitter users on November 4: “All my thoughts, my respect, my energy and my love to all the tweeps around the world today. We’ve built the most amazing app on the planet together. Let’s be proud of everything we’ve done and how we’ve done it. »