This week marks the effective date of the Digital Services Act (DSA) of the European Union, which will have an impact on some of the greatest internet and social media juggernauts in the world, including Google, Facebook, and TikTok. Global Head of Social at OLIVER, Chloe McCloskey, said:

It will be quite remarkable if any adjustments required by the DSA don’t cause problems on the platform, given recent events at Twitter/X. Since the company was sold in October of last year, the management of Twitter has made an effort to resist the trend in a variety of ways. The platform’s virtually rebellious nature does not seem to be ideal for rapid regulatory change adaptation.

“Meta, on the other hand, seems to be as prepared as it can be; it has had a lot of time to work on this, and it’s crucial that the business gets this right. Bytedance has already traveled a path toward regulation in the US, so I would anticipate that it would have put all into this.

“With the DSA, the EU is setting the standard. Without a doubt, this significant piece of legislation will influence how other nations view the difficulties presented by the enormous influence that these platforms have on the lives of their residents.