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Elon Musk has attacked an “extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech” after Brussels regulators threatened to ban Twitter if it violates social media rules in the wake of his $44bn (£35bn) takeover.

Thierry Breton, the European Union's economics tsar, said that any company operating in the continent must comply with the bloc's rules, for example on hate speech. Mr Breton said that, if required, the EU will take action to force Twitter to do so.

Mr Musk insisted on Tuesday night that Twitter would abide by laws -- but take no further action to limit what users can write. 

He said: "By 'free speech', I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people."

Telegraph today.

So the EU had no problems with the Taliban posting on Twitter, until Elon Musk bought it? 

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