Tech billionaire Elon Musk is considering pulling Twitter, also referred to as X, out of Europe, according to Business Insider. This decision could potentially disrupt the social media landscape across the continent.
The move comes amid growing tensions between the social media giant and European regulators. As reported by Euractiv, Twitter's exit from Europe wouldn't be surprising given the platform's recent clashes with the region's Code of Practice.
Business Insider further reports that Twitter's decision to step back from an agreement on countering disinformation might be a precursor to Musk preparing to cease Twitter's operations in Europe entirely.
also confirms the speculation, suggesting that if the social media platform isn't eventually banned from certain EU countries, Musk may indeed be planning Twitter's exit from Europe.
EU Commissioner Thierry Breton has expressed concerns over this issue, stating that he would hold Elon Musk accountable for complying with the bloc's content rules, as per Politico.
Furthermore, CNBC revealed that Musk wants to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. This decision aligns with his recent actions on X, where some users began seeing news stories without headlines and links.
Despite these developments, Musk assured European leaders that Twitter will adhere to European regulations. However, doubts remain about his acceptance of all the rules, as noted by Lawfare Media.
This story is still unfolding, and more details are expected in the coming days.