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MEPs adopt the DSA | Two complaints claim Meta's responsibility for crackdown on Rohingya – Money

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THE INFO ➡ The European Parliament adopted this Tuesday the new Digital Services Act , a bill sponsored by the Commissioner responsible for competition Margrethe Vestager in order to better regulate illegal products, services and content online. Supported closely by Thierry Breton , European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Margrethe Vestager embodies the European antitrust front acting as a beware of the digital giants. The DSA – as its twin Digital Markets Act – includes responsibility for platform algorithms to better repress anti-competitive practices on the European market and encourage all players to use good moderation practices.

Just out of the @ Europarl_EN debates on the # DigitalMarketsAct . So encouraging! Looking forward to the vote tomorrow 😊 # DigitalEU pic.twitter.com/H14 FhHkCmR

– Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) December 14, 2021

THE NUMBER ➡ 58 billions of dollars , that’s what Meta demands several Rohingya exiles defended by NGOs in the United Kingdom and the United States. A class action lawsuit was filed a week ago against Meta, the parent company of Facebook , for its mismanagement of the hate speech that has animated social networks since the start of the repression of the Rohingya minority in Burma . The responsibility of the platform and its algorithm is invoked here: the latter, by amplifying messages of disinformation and extremist ideologies, would have contributed to the exacerbation of the repression .

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