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Amazon doesn’t believe it fits the definition of a “very large online platform” — at least not how the European Union defines it.
The retail giant is taking legal action to challenge the EU’s new content moderation rules for big tech companies, claiming that the company is being unfairly targeted by the legislation. On Tuesday, Amazon filed a petition with the EU’s General Court to request that the European Commission annul its decision to designate Amazon as a “very large online platform” (VLOP) under the Digital Services Act (DSA), arguing that the company doesn’t meet the requirements to fall under such a category.
“The DSA was designed to address systemic risks posed by very large companies with advertising as their primary revenue…