In a letter, the Democrats of the Senate asked the Federal Trade Commission to monitor Elon Musk’s management of Twitter.
A group of Democratic senators has asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate how Elon Musk manages the privacy and security of Twitter users. In a letter to the head of this commission, they called the improper supply of the new Blue service and the departure of the company’s senior managers worrying.
The letter, signed by seven US senators, including Elizabeth Warren, Dianne Feinstein, and Richard Blumenthal, follows a warning to Twitter from a lawyer that Elon Musk could put the company at risk of billions of dollars in fines. by the FTC.
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“Twitter’s new CEO, Elon Musk, has taken worrisome steps in recent weeks that threaten the safety and integrity of the platform,” the letter said. Senators say his actions may have already violated the company’s 2011 settlement with the FTC. Under the agreement, Twitter is required to review new features on its platform for privacy issues and submit regular reports to the FTC.
In this letter, the US senators asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the actions of Musk and other managers of the company: “We ask the commission to scrutinize its agreement with Twitter and take appropriate enforcement actions in case of violation of the agreement or unfair or deceptive practices.” such as civil fines and legal responsibilities to the Twitter administrators in their correct position.”
It is not yet clear whether the Federal Trade Commission plans to open an investigation into Twitter, but an FTC spokesperson last week expressed concern about Twitter’s actions and said that the company’s actions are being monitored.
In the last few days, hundreds of Twitter employees, while declaring their opposition to Elon Musk’s new policies, have claimed that they do not want to join him in the new generation of this social network called Twitter 2.0, and for this reason, they have submitted their resignations to the managers.