A British parliamentary committee is to testify on the online safety bill invited Elon Musk to discuss his plans to buy Twitter and his proposed changes to the social media platform.
On Wednesday, the digital committee of the UK Parliament asked Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk to testify about his Twitter proposals in more depth.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said it was too early to answer.
He said in an email to the media that he honored and thanked Parliament for their invitation, but it would be premature to accept, given that there has not yet been a shareholder vote to support the deal.
The committee said it is interested in the plans of Elon Musk, especially his intention to implement verification for all users, echoing its recommendations to the UK government.
Elon Musk has said he wants Twitter to ascertain all humans. This ambiguous proposal could be related to his desire to remove automated spam accounts from the website.
The online safety bill of the UK government, which lawmakers considered in Parliament, would give regulators sweeping powers to crack down on digital and social media companies.
Among the measures of the bill aimed at combating online abuse is a requirement that larger platforms give users the option to confirm their identity and not interact with unverified users.
Committee chairman Julian Knight said that when social media companies face the prospect of tougher regulations worldwide. They are eager to learn more about how Mr. Musk will balance his clear commitment to free speech with new obligations to protect users. Twitter users from harm online.
Elon Musk asked to testify on Twitter for the UK parliament is not the first time the committee has invited a chief technology officer to testify. In 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejected an invitation to answer questions as part of Mark’s fake news investigation. At that time, the committee invited a chief technology officer to testify obligation.