Parliamentary question - E-004006/2022Parliamentary question

Big tech layoffs and compliance with the Digital Services Act

Question for written answer  E-004006/2022
to the Commission
Rule 138
Alexandra Geese (Verts/ALE), Yannick Jadot (Verts/ALE), Rasmus Andresen (Verts/ALE), Francisco Guerreiro (Verts/ALE), Kim Van Sparrentak (Verts/ALE), Monika Vana (Verts/ALE), Olivier Chastel (Renew), Nathalie Loiseau (Renew), Marian-Jean Marinescu (PPE), Magdalena Adamowicz (PPE), Giuliano Pisapia (S&D), Stelios Kouloglou (The Left), Ignazio Corrao (Verts/ALE), Damien Carême (Verts/ALE), Alex Agius Saliba (S&D), Irena Joveva (Renew), Ernest Urtasun (Verts/ALE), Michal Šimečka (Renew)

Since Elon Musk took over Twitter on 27 October 2022, the company has laid off half of its 7 500-person workforce. At the beginning of November, Facebook/Meta announced that the company will lay off 11 000 employees. A week later, Amazon also started reducing its workforce massively and plans to target up to 10 000 roles in its global workforce in the upcoming weeks and months. This raises questions about the ability of the tech companies to ensure compliance with EU legislation, in particular the Digital Services Act.


Submitted: 7.12.2022

Last updated: 16 December 2022
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