WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Elon Musk said he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries to ensure fairness on Twitter.
- The meeting was unplanned, according to The Hill, and was “mostly just an introduction.”
- The House is planning to hold a hearing about Twitter’s content moderation before the 2020 election.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet that he had a meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries in an effort to ensure that the social media platform is “fair” to both parties.
“Just met with @SpeakerMcCarthy & @RepJeffries to discuss ensuring that this platform is fair to both parties,” Musk tweeted on Thursday after the meeting.
Following the Twitter Files revelation, Musk calls for fairness on the platform between political parties. The FBI routinely monitors the social media platform to notify them of accounts that “may” constitute violations of the company’s terms of service.
“Hello Twitter contacts, FBI San Francisco is notifying you of the below accounts which may potentially constitute violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service for any action or inaction deemed appropriate within Twitter policy,” an FBI employee wrote in an email on Nov. 10, 2022.
The email would go on to list several Twitter accounts which may violate the social media company’s terms of service.
According to Republicans, Twitter’s decision to censor the New York Post’s Hunter Biden story before the 2020 presidential election only shows the social media platform’s censorship against conservatives.
Last year, Musk said he could no longer support the Democratic Party and will vote Republican in the November 2022 midterms.
“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican,” Musk said.
McCarthy did not make a comment on details of the meeting, telling reporters: “He came to wish me happy birthday. We’ve been friends for years.” The House speaker celebrated his 58th birthday on Thursday.
Source: New York Post