Comply with the new digital rules

LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s digital policy chief warned the TikTok boss on Thursday that the social media app will have to comply with tough new rules for online platforms that are expected to come into effect later this year. year.

EU Commissioner Thierry Breton held a video call with Shou Zi Chew, the CEO of TikTok, the popular Chinese video-sharing app that has come under increasing scrutiny from Western authorities due to concerns about data privacy, cybersecurity and misinformation.

The pair discussed the company’s plans to comply with the bloc’s Digital Services Act, which is due to come into force for the biggest online businesses in September. The law is a sweeping set of rules that will force platforms to reduce harmful online content and tackle online risks.

“With younger audiences comes greater responsibility,” Breton said, according to a reading of the appeal. “It is not acceptable that behind seemingly fun and innocuous features, it takes users seconds to access harmful and sometimes even life-threatening content.”

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