The four tech companies have written a joint letter to suggest that the reinforcement of user control can address the digital challenges

The four tech giants namely Twitter, Mozilla, Automattic, and Viona have met hands against the European Union's new proposed law and have penned down a letter to make sure that this new policy will contribute to the existing problem. It is important to note here that the European Commission is planning to propose these laws to protect the consumers, ensure that the smaller companies are undergoing equally fair treatment and the published online content is legal and authentic.

The reason why these companies have not agreed with EU lawmakers is that they believe that this new internet policy will limit the reach and only benefit the larger companies or gatekeepers like Apple, Amazon, or Google, etc. However, the commission has stated the names of two laws known as the Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act. These laws will impose fixed responsibilities on the companies to review and regulate the content to make sure that the published content is legally authentic.

Along with this, it will also imply the ad transparency Act and special responsibilities on the larger and competitive markets to ensure security and reliability. As compared to the commission’s and lawmaker’s believes, these companies have a whole different view.

In their joint letter, these four firms have put forward two possibilities concerning the recently proposed laws. They argue that either it will restore the freedom of speech and reach through the open internet that the commission has promised or will limit the online environment as a whole.

The letter further states that the latter case can only make the current situation more problematic rather than solving it. The EU believes that freedom of speech is not the freedom to reach at all. Their conversation begins with the removal and ends with the transparency of such content. They hold a belief that harmful and illegal content like child abuse or terrorist activities should be removed as soon as possible from online digital market.

Furthermore, these digital firms have suggested that it is possible to regulate the digital platforms safely and securely without solely restricting the online expressions and speech. They claim that the users have the right to choose what they want to see and giving them user control and an opportunity to control content visibility can solve half of the problems. They are in favor of a more strong approach that is legal and harmful content.

Therefore, the companies have penned down to EU lawmakers to clear out the situation. They request a proper discussion related to content moderation. They have asked to highlight how the content is surfaced and the choice of online curation is offered to the customers.

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