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Twitter Likely Too Small For EU Antitrust Violation

 |  December 19, 2022

By Jillian Deutsch & Leah Nylen

Elon Musk’s sudden policy change barring users from promoting other social media accounts drew concern that the move was anticompetitive and would violate European Union rules. In the end, Twitter is likely too small to matter.

“Twitter is unlikely to incur penalties in Europe,” said Tommaso Valletti, a professor at Imperial College London and the former chief economist at the European Commission. “The practice is exclusionary, which is a violation of antitrust law, but only if you are a dominant company.”

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