EU Launches Election Interference Investigation into Facebook – EVOL

The European Union (EU) has launched an investigation into Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta over allegations that the company’s social media apps are involved in foreign election interference efforts.

European regulators are investigating Meta’s Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp ahead of pivotal EU elections.

Regulators are escalating pressure on the Big Tech giant to bolster its safeguards against foreign interference and so-called “misinformation” and “disinformation.”

The New York Times reports that the EU’s executive branch, the European Commission, has Zuckerberg’s Meta in its crosshairs.

Meta is accused of facilitating election meddling by suppressing certain content while letting other information flow, potentially misleading voters.

The unelected European Commission seeks to dictate what information citizens can access on social media.

The Commission is pressuring tech companies to censor “hate speech,” “misinformation,” “disinformation,” and general wrongthink on their platforms.

The EU says it launched the investigation into Meta over concerns that the company’s Facebook and Instagram platforms lack sufficient protections against the spread of misleading ads, AI-generated deepfakes, and other deceptive content.

Meta is accused of amplifying political divisions and swaying elections with its content moderation policies.

In announcing the formal inquiry on Tuesday, officials made it clear they intend to compel Meta to comply with the EU’s



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