EU report alleges that “X” has a greater catalytic effect in the spread of misinformation and fake news
In a report commissioned by the European Union, it is revealed that “X” (previously known as Twitter) acts as a more potent catalyst in the dissemination of misinformation and fake news compared to its contemporaries like Facebook and TikTok.
Vera Jourova, Vice-President of the European Commission, highlighted that “X” ranks as the platform with the highest proportion of posts containing misinformation and fake news, even surpassing others in terms of exposure to erroneous content.
The report underscores “X”‘s unparalleled proficiency in propagating misinformation and fake news, overshadowing platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Furthermore, its reach concerning such content surpasses most other social media services. Analyzing its influence across various nations, “X” predominantly stands atop, with Facebook and Instagram trailing behind.
However, “X” has yet to formally acknowledge the EU’s report. Instead, through their global governmental affairs account, they’ve refuted the EU’s cited data, downplaying “X”‘s role in spreading misinformation and fake news. They even insinuated that some of their rivals have a more substantial outreach in this regard.