This is the subject that never ceases to make people talk. The takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk still worries.

Posted on 06-06-2022 by Nolwenn Guengant

Does Tesla boss’ takeover of Twitter threaten national security? This is what several American specialists fear, as reported by the Washington Post. The links between the automotive group and China are worrying. Twitter could thus become a place of anti-American propaganda. Given the volume of information, the number of influential users and the amount of sensitive personal data available to Twitter, any possible foreign influence in this operation will be watched very closely, indicated Richard Sofield, employee of the Committee for Foreign Investment (CFIUS) under the Obama and Trump res. These links worry even Jeff Bezos (Amazon).

Another cause for concern

What also poses a problem with Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter is his desire to opt for light moderation. Several American NGOs have joined forces to prevent him from buying the group. If we don’t block this operation, he will give demagogues and extremists a megaphone, which […] incite hatred, violence and harassment, said Nicole Gill, executive director of Accountable Tech. The NGOs involved want the regulators to examine this operation closely and also want to raise the awareness of the shareholders who have been made very vulnerable. [par le] erratic behavior of the billionaire. They also seek to rally various brands to their cause.