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EU, Meta To Conduct Stress Test On EU Online Content Rules

 |  June 24, 2023

Meta and the European Union have reached an agreement to conduct a stress test in July on the EU’s online content regulations. This decision was prompted by EU industry chief Thierry Breton’s request that Meta take immediate action regarding its content aimed at children.

European Commissioner Thierry Breton reported having a productive discussion with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Menlo Park regarding EU digital rules, including the DSA, DMA, and AI Act. According to Reuters, Breton also stated that 1,000 Meta employees are dedicated to working on the Digital Services Act.

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Breton stated in June that Meta must show proof of adhering to the Digital Services Act (DSA), a set of EU online content regulations, by August 25th, or face severe penalties.

The DSA prohibits specifically targeted ads on online platforms, such as those directed toward minors or utilizing sensitive personal data like ethnicity, political beliefs, and sexual orientation.