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EU accuses Facebook, Google and Twitter of violating consumer rights

The EU authorities asked Facebook, Google and Twitter to correct their terms of service in line with European consumer protection legislation, according to Reuters. If within a month the companies do not fulfill conditions of the EU, they will face fines.

Representatives of companies have already proposed several ways to solve the problem and discussed them with the European authorities.

The European authorities are convinced that companies need to make more efforts to combating fraud in social networks. In addition, the EU accused social networks that they do not clearly mark sponsor content and require users to give up their rights, such as, for example, the right to terminate the contract.

A spokesperson for Twitter refused to comment on allegations of consumer rights violations, and the Google and Facebook spokespersons had not reacted to the EU's pretensions.

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