Google, Meta, and others will have to explain their algorithms under new EU legislationhttps://www.theverge.com
The EU has agreed on another ambitious piece of legislation to police the online world.
Early Saturday morning after hours of negotiations, the bloc agreed on the broad terms of the Digital Services Act, or DSA, which will force tech companies to take greater responsibility for content that appears on their platforms. New obligations include removing illegal content and goods more quickly, explaining to users and researchers how their algorithms work, and taking stricter action on the spread of misinformation. Companies face fines of up to six percent of their annual turnover for non-compliance.