Posted BY: Thomas Lifson

With no pesky First Amendment to deal with, the bureaucrats of the European Union have a relatively easy time dictating what the truth is, and what is not allowed to be part of the public conversation. But “free speech absolutist” Elon Musk wants nothing to do with it and has withdrawn Twitter from the EU’s “voluntary Code of Practice against disinformation,” as if the “voluntary” part of that name is not itself disinformation.

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But that may not be the case, as EU Commissioner Thierry Breton is already issuing not-so-veiled threats.

Natasha Lomas reports for Tech Crunch:

Twitter has withdrawn from the European Union’s Code of Practice on online disinformation, per the bloc’s internal market commissioner, Thierry Breton.

In a tweet last night — which confirmed earlier reports of Twitter’s impending exit from the EU Code — Breton issued the social media platform with a blunt warning: Telling Twitter it cannot hide from incoming legal liability in this area.

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