The European Parliament has summoned Elon Musk for a “frank public confrontation” on the future of Twitter. This is what we read in the letter in which the president Roberta Metsola personally asked the American billionaire at a hearing on the future of the platform that “it must not involuntarily become a catalyst for hate speech, electoral interference and disinformation”.
In the letter, the president of the European Parliament recalls how Twitter plays a central role in the democratic life of the Union and “helps the possibility of civil debate”. The request delivered yesterday by the European Parliament to Musk comes after a series of tensions with the European Commission. Just yesterday Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton tweeted that “the platform can’t keep going back and forth with policies” after Musk introduced unclear new rules regarding the promotion of other people’s links. social media.
The strong warning of the vice-president of the European Commission Vera Jourova dates back to a few days ago, in reaction to the worrying “arbitrary suspension of journalists on Twitter”. “EU digital services law requires respect for media freedom and fundamental rights’-she wrote on Twitter-Elon Musk should be aware of this. There are red lines. And sanctions, soon”.