A spokesperson for the Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport explained that Minister Volker Wissing told Musk that Germany expects the social media giant to voluntarily commit to combating disinformation.
BERLIN (Reuters) – The German minister for digital affairs recently met Elon Musk to explain to him what Berlin expects from Tesla Inc’s Twitter, a German ministry said on Friday.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport stated that Minister Volker Wissing, who visited California at the beginning of 2023, told Musk that Germany expects the social media giant to voluntarily commit to combating disinformation.
The German minister also told Musk that he expects Twitter to comply in the future with the European Union’s Digital Services Act, which requires electronic platforms to do more to monitor illegal content online.
“It was a very frank and lengthy conversation,” the spokesperson said in a statement, adding that Musk had provided reassurances to Fessing.
The spokesperson, who did not mention what Musk said, added that the German government will continue to closely monitor Twitter’s situation.
Twitter has not yet responded to a request for comment.