European Parliament president Roberta Metsola has written a letter to Elon Musk asking him to testify before the EU legislative body, the president’s spokeswoman said. The European Parliament has no power to compel him to appear and his response has not yet been disclosed.
Elon Musk has sparked upheaval and controversy since he bought Twitter in October for $44 billion. After firing half the staff, reinstating former US President Donald Trump’s account, abandoning a policy against disinformation on Covid-19, banning – and then reinstating – some journalists andbriefly blocked references to rival platforms on Twitter, attracted the attention of politicians in the United States and Europe.
The European Commission has warned Musk he risks ‘sanctions’ from the EU because of the threat he poses to media freedom. Today he called a poll on Twitter to decide whether to remain CEO of the company. 57.5% of users answered “Yes” to his departure. Twitter’s share price has plunged by a third since it bought the platform.