European Parliament President Roberta Metsola has sent a letter to Elon Musk asking him to testify before the EU legislature, her spokesman said on Monday (December 19th). The European Parliament does not have the power to compel the richest man in the world to appear before it, and his response was not immediately known.
Elon Musk, CEO of the electric car manufacturer Tesla, has caused unrest and controversy since he bought the social network Twitter for 44 billion dollars in October. Having fired half the company’s staff, reinstated former US President Donald Trump’s account, scrapped a policy against Covid-19 misinformation, banned – then reinstated – some journalists and briefly blocked references to rival platforms on Twitter, it has caught the attention of politicians attention in the USA and Europe.
57% of voters are in favor of his resignation
The European Commission has warned Elon Musk that he risks “punishment” by the EU because of the threat it poses to media freedom. On Monday, he organized a Twitter poll to find out whether he should remain CEO of that company. A total of 57.5% of users answered “yes” to his departure.
Twitter’s share price has fallen by a third since they bought the platform.