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The European Union will introduce increased control over Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.

The European Union will introduce increased control over Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.

From August 25, the European Union introduces enhanced control over the activities of 19 online platforms, including Twitter, YouTube and TikTok, as well as Instagram and Facebook social networks banned in Russia, follows from a statement published on the European Commission website.

“Today, the Commission took the first decisions to list <…> 17 very large online platforms and two very large search engines, which are used by at least 45 million people every month,” the document says.


The list included Alibaba AliExpress, Amazon Store, Apple AppStore, Booking.com, Facebook, Google Play, Google Maps, Google Shopping, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube and Zalando. At the same time, search engines Bing and Google Search will fall under increased control from the EU.


Once listed on these platforms, companies will have four months to review their policies and “adjust their systems” under new legislation aimed at protecting online user privacy, limiting harmful content and misinformation, and establishing clear terms and conditions for using the platforms.