Twitter CEO Elon Musk visited Capitol Hill on Thursday and met with Home leaders from each events, saying the discussions centered on the social media platform he purchased in October.
In a tweet, Musk described the assembly with Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Home Minority Chief Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., as an effort at “guaranteeing that this platform is honest to each events.”
Musk was noticed by a reporter getting into the Capitol Thursday evening however didn’t make himself out there for questions. His go to was not publicly introduced beforehand.
McCarthy, who turned 58 on Thursday, earlier informed reporters that Musk “got here by to want me a contented birthday.”
Requested later if the assembly included a dialogue about Twitter, a spokesperson for McCarthy referred again to the birthday needs.
NBC Information has reached out to Jeffries’ workplace for remark.
Musk’s go to comes amid ongoing GOP accusations that the majority social media platforms are suppressing conservative voices.
Since taking up Twitter, Musk has restored tons of of accounts of right-wing activists and QAnon followers, in keeping with knowledge reviewed by NBC Information.
Final month, Musk promoted a series of tweets on inside Twitter paperwork about how the company handled a news article about President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden in 2020, proscribing folks from tweeting and direct-messaging about it. McCarthy later tweeted that “the brand new Home Republican majority will get solutions for the American folks and the accountability they deserve.”
Musk additionally introduced after taking up Twitter that he would reinstate former President Donald Trump’s account after he was banned over posts tied to the Jan. 6 riot. On Wednesday, Meta, the dad or mum firm of Fb and Instagram announced plans to reinstate Trump’s account within the coming weeks almost two years after he was suspended from these platforms following the Capitol assault.
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