LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee scrutinizing draft on-line security laws has invited Elon Musk to debate his plans to purchase Twitter and the modifications he is proposing for the social media platform.
Parliament’s digital committee requested the Tesla CEO on Wednesday to present proof about his proposals “in additional depth.”
Musk stated it is too early to present a solution.
“I’m honored and thank the Parliament for his or her invitation, however it might be untimely right now to just accept, provided that there has not but been a shareholder vote” to approve the deal, he stated in an electronic mail to The Related Press.
The committee stated it is excited about Musk’s plans, particularly his intention to roll out verification for all customers, which echoes its personal suggestions to the U.Okay. authorities.
Musk has stated he desires Twitter to “ authenticate all people,” an ambiguous proposal that could possibly be associated to his want to rid the web site of automated spam accounts.
The U.Okay. authorities’s on-line security invoice, which is being examined by lawmakers in Parliament, would give regulators wide-ranging powers to crack down on digital and social media corporations.
Among the many invoice’s measures aimed toward combating on-line abuse is a requirement for the largest platforms to present customers the choice to confirm their identification and the selection to not work together with unverified customers.
“At a time when social media corporations face the prospect of tighter rules around the globe, we’re eager to be taught extra about how Mr. Musk will stability his clear dedication to free speech with new obligations to guard Twitter’s customers from on-line harms,” committee chair Julian Knight stated.
It isn’t the primary time the committee has invited a tech boss to testify. In 2018, Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg declined an invite to reply questions as a part of its investigation into faux information.
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