Ilona Maska has been invited to meet with British MPs to discuss his recent acquisition of Twitter for $ 44 billion (34.5 billion pounds).
Conservative MP Julian Knight wrote a mask about some of the promises of the billionaire businessman regarding the future of the social networking campaign.
Although no specific decisions have been made on how Musk will change the policies and functions of the social networking platform, several ideas have caught the attention of UK MPs.
Musk has expressed interest in introducing more rigorous user checks to combat bots and spam accounts. He also said he was a proponent of free speech, sparking speculation that Musk would allow banned users, such as President Donald Trump, to return to Twitter.
Knight, who chairs the UK House of Commons’ Committee on Digital, Cultural, Media and Sport (DCMS), has invited Mask to address the DCMS committee to discuss the proposals.
Knight wrote that DCMS was “interested in developments” and noted that the committee similarly called on the government to step up checking users online.
The letter also mentioned the unfinished at the moment Internet Security Actwhich will give UK regulators the power to punish online platforms that allow “harmful content” and how this may contradict Mask’s stated intention to speak freely.
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“Our recent report on the Internet Security Bill in the UK discussed ways to balance civil liberties, such as freedom of expression, and the need to combat pernicious, widespread sexual exploitation and violence against children,” Knight wrote.
“Freedom of speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is a digital urban space where issues vital to the future of humanity are discussed,” Musk said. said via Twitter after confirmation of purchase.
“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by perfecting the product with new features, making open source algorithms to increase trust, defeating spam bots and authenticating everyone.”
The acquisition of Twitter by Musk was approved by the company’s board. However, it will not be finalized until it receives the approval of both shareholders and regulators.
Musk has not yet responded to the invitation. Earlier, DCMS repeatedly called Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions from the committee, only to get the technical billionaire to turn down government invitations.