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EU Parliament Invites Elon Musk To Testify


EU Parliament invites Elon Musk to testify

Elon Musk has caused a lot of upheaval and controversy since taking over Twitter in October for $44 billion.

Brussels:

The head of the European Parliament has invited Elon Musk to testify before the legislature, her spokeswoman said on Monday.

Speaker of parliament, Roberta Metsola, sent a letter to the billionaire with an invitation to appear.

Congress does not have the power to force Musk to appear, and his response was not immediately known.

Musk, the boss of electric car maker Tesla, has caused upheaval and controversy since taking over Twitter in October for $44 billion.

After laying off half of the company’s employees, restoring former US president Donald Trump’s account, dropping its policy against Covid-19 misinformation, banning – then reinstating – some journalists and briefly blocking Twitter references to rival platforms, he drew scrutiny from policymakers in both the United States and Europe.

The European Commission has warned Musk that he risks being “punished” by the EU for his threat to media freedom.

On Monday, Musk held a poll on Twitter to ask if he should continue as CEO of the online company. A total of 57.5 percent of users said ‘Yes’ he should go.

Twitter’s share price has fallen by a third since he took over the platform. Advertisers withdrew from Twitter because of the turmoil.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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