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European Commission proceedings against X for possible breaches of EU Digital Services Act

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Coimisiún na Meán is aware that the European Commission has initiated formal proceedings against X for possible breaches of the Digital Services Act (DSA). Coimisiún na Meán will provide assistance to the European Commission in this investigation.

Coimisiún na Meán will enforce the DSA in Ireland from February 17th 2024, when the legislation becomes fully applicable and An Coimisiún’s formal powers as Ireland’s Digital Services Coordinator commence. An Coimisiún’s enforcement of the DSA will form part of Ireland’s overall online safety framework, alongside the draft Online Safety Code, which is out for consultation and the EU Terrorist Content Online Regulation.

Under the DSA, the responsibility for supervising Very Large Online Platforms and Search Engines is shared between the European Commission and the regulator of the EU Member State where the service has its EU headquarters. Thirteen out of the nineteen Very Large Online Platforms and Search Engines designated so far, including X, have their EU headquarters in Ireland. Coimisiún na Meán is working closely with the European Commission and other European regulators to prepare for the DSA.


Media contact: Joanne Ahern, DHR Communications, Tel: 087-9881837, Email:

All other queries: Coimisiún na Meán, 01-6441200.

About Coimisiún na Meán:

Coimisiún na Meán is Ireland’s new commission for regulating broadcasters, on-demand services and online media, and supporting media development. Established in March 2023 under the Online Safety and Media Regulation Act 2022, it builds on the work of its predecessor, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It is responsible for ensuring and maintaining a thriving and diverse media landscape in Ireland that facilitates a mix of voices, opinions and sources of news and current affairs, as well as a safe online environment.

Its responsibilities are to:

  • Oversee the funding of and support the development of the wider media sector in Ireland.
  • Oversee the regulation of broadcasting and video-on-demand services.
  • Develop and enforce the Irish regulatory regime for online safety.