EU calls on Meta to provide details on measures to protect minors

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission announced on Friday that it had asked Meta Platforms to provide details of the measures taken regarding the protection of minors by December 22.

“The Commission asks Meta to provide additional information on the measures taken to comply with the risk assessment obligations (…) linked to the protection of minors,” indicates the European Commission in a press release.

The Instagram application, owned by Meta, is particularly targeted.

“Information regarding the recommendation system and the amplification of potentially harmful content by Instagram is also requested,” added the European Commission.

The request was made under the Digital Services Act (DSA) which provides for heavy fines for platforms that are lax on illegal content online.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee in Brussels and Charlotte Van Campenhout in Amsterdam; French version by Zhifan Liu, editing by Kate Entringer)


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