Facebook, Twitter Agree to New European Rules on Online Posts

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc., Twitter and other social-media platforms have agreed to abide by tougher European Union standards for policing online postings, offering a preview of the type of rules big tech companies will face under a coming digital-content law.

The EU’s code of practice on disinformation, unveiled Thursday, replaces an earlier, voluntary set of guidelines for addressing online content that officials view as deliberately false or misleading. Officials said they intend to make portions of the new code obligatory for major platforms under the new law, the Digital Services Act.