Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter and Tesla, met Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Democratic Chief Hakeem Jefferies on the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday evening.
McCarthy, leaving the assembly with Musk in his workplace, declined to remark aside from to say, “He came visiting for my birthday.” The California Republican turned fifty-eighth Thursday.
After the assembly, Musk wrote on Twitter that he met with McCarthy and Jeffries to “talk about making certain this platform is honest for each events.”
The assembly between Musk and congressional leaders comes because the Home Oversight Committee plans a listening to subsequent month that can concentrate on Twitter and the way it dealt with a narrative about Hunter Biden’s laptop computer. Members of the Home Republican conference promised strict oversight of massive tech platforms and social media, which they accused of conservative oversight.
The fee has known as three former Twitter workers to testify, and is in lively discussions with the trio about showing earlier than the fee, based on a number of sources acquainted with the matter. The sources stated the committee was contemplating February 8 as a doable goal date for the listening to.
The way in which Twitter dealt with the Hunter Biden laptop computer story has been the topic of a number of stories within the Twitter Recordsdata, the corporate’s communications launched to journalists handpicked by Musk and his workforce at Twitter. Twitter filings confirmed the corporate’s moderation workforce agonizing over learn how to deal with the preliminary tales in regards to the saga. Though early information stories have been banned or downplayed, the corporate shortly reversed course and allowed them to be printed and mentioned on the platform.
Musk has earned a status as a polarizing determine within the tech trade and for his political beliefs. He has regularly weighed publicly within the US politics and political panorama in latest months. Musk has stated he has voted for Democrats and Republicans up to now, however has lately favored conservatives and says he identifies as a Republican.
The assembly comes amid a shift in political energy in Washington after the Republicans took management of the Home of Representatives in January and McCarthy’s election as president.
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