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Online platforms warned to provide user numbers for EU content-moderation law or face enforcement

By Matthew Newman
  • 17 Mar 2023 11:10
  • 17 Mar 2023 11:10
Large online platforms such as Amazon, Apple and Spotify were warned today that they must provide actual user numbers to the European Commission so it can determine how new content-moderation rules will apply to them.
Under the Digital Services Act, online platforms had to report user numbers to the EU

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent


Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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