The European Parliament is unable to force the world’s richest man to appear before it, and Musk’s response is yet to be known. As Le Figaro points out, the American businessman has been the cause of a stir and controversy since he bought Twitter for $44 billion in October.
After firing more than half of the company’s employees, reinstating the account of former US President Donald Trump, lifting anti-COVID-19 misinformation policies, banning and then reinstating the accounts of some journalists, and briefly blocking links to competing platforms on Twitter, the company has attracted the attention of politicians in the US and Europe. Additionally, Twitter’s share price has fallen by a third since the billionaire bought the platform.
The European Commission warned Elon Musk last week that he faces EU “sanctions” because of the threat he poses to press freedom. On Monday, he created a Twitter poll to see if he should remain CEO of the company. A total of 57.5 percent of users answered “yes” in favor of leaving him.