Twitter: European warnings to Elon Musk after the acquisition of the social networking site

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Billionaire Elon Musk has received warnings about the need to protect Twitter users from harmful content, after reaching a $44 billion deal to buy the social networking site.

Musk has pledged to ease restrictions on content, which has raised concerns from rights groups about increased bullying and the spread of false news on the site.

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that “regardless of the owner, social media sites are required to be responsible.”

The European Commission also alerted Musk to the duty to protect users of the site.