EU Bigwig Threatens ‘Sanctions’ If Musk Rejects Censorship Regime

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the unveiling of the new Tesla Model Y in Hawthorne, California on March 14, 2019. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • EU Commission VP for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova blasted Twitter CEO Musk during the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, demanding that he comply with the EU’s censorship regime.
  • Jourova issued the threat while asserting that Musk has not “behaved in a decent way.”
  • “We cannot accept, for instance, illegal content online and so on,” Jourova said. “So, our message was clear: we have rules which have to be complied with, otherwise there will be sanctions.”


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