Elon Musk was summoned for a hearing before the European Parliament.
European Parliament Speaker Roberta Metsola sent a letter to Musk asking him to appear before Parliament.
The European Parliament has no power to compel Elon Musk to appear.
Brussels. Taking strong action on the alleged ‘arbitrary steps’ of Elon Musk, the owner of the social media platform Twitter, the head of the European Parliament has summoned him for a hearing before the European Parliament. His spokesman said that Parliament Speaker Roberta Metsola has sent a letter to the billionaire to appear before the European Parliament. However, the European Parliament has no power to compel Elon Musk to appear. Elon Musk’s reaction to this could not be immediately known.
According to a news from news agency AFP, Elon Musk, boss of electric car company Tesla, has brought a period of turmoil and controversy since buying Twitter for $ 44 billion in October. Controversies involving the reinstatement of former US President Donald Trump’s account after the company fired half of its employees, abandoning a policy against misinformation on COVID-19, banning and then reinstating the accounts of some journalists, and Twitter But Musk’s actions, such as blocking content from rival platforms, have drawn the ire of policymakers in both the US and Europe.
In view of this, the European Commission has warned Elon Musk that he may have to risk EU ‘sanctions’ for threatening media freedom. While Musk conducted a Twitter poll on Monday asking whether he should continue as CEO of online company Twitter. A total of 57.5 percent users said that ‘yes’ they should go. Twitter shares have fallen by a third since Musk took office. Due to this turmoil, advertisers have pulled back from Twitter.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 20, 2022, 05:49 IST