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Elon Musk summoned to Commons showdown: Billionaire faces grilling on 'pervasive' culture

NewsElon Musk summoned to Commons showdown: Billionaire faces grilling on 'pervasive' culture


The entrepreneur, who recently bought the social media platform for £34.5billion, has been asked to face the digital, culture, media and sport committee to answer questions on free speech.

Chair of the committee, Julian Knight, said: “At a time when social media companies face the prospect of tighter regulations around the world, we’re keen to learn more about how Mr Musk will balance his clear commitment to free speech with new obligations to protect Twitter’s users from online harms.

“Appearing before the committee will give Mr Musk an ideal opportunity to set out his proposals for Twitter in more depth and we would look forward to welcoming him.”

While not legally required to appear before the committee, it is expected that those asked to give evidence will attend.

Facebook’s Mark Zukerberg previously sparked outrage after refusing to give evidence.

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