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Twitter controversy highlights EU's new Digital Services Act (DSA), vast oversight over Internet platforms, including content moderation (Part I)

The European Union continues to a leading agenda setter in online governance. In 2019, the EU enacted the Directive on the Digital Single Market (DSM), which includes the controversial filtering and "notice and staydown" requirements for large online content-sharing platforms, such as Facebook and YouTube. This year, the Digital Services Act (DSA) went into effect, which provides sweeping requirements for a variety of Internet platforms. The DSA runs 113 pages long. You can download a copy by clicking here. We will be analyzing this important new law in several articles. Today, we are providing a brief overview. The EU provides this convenient chart outlining the many requirements.



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