UK parliament asks Elon Musk to explain Twitter plans, as billionaire says platform may charge fee in future

A British parliamentary committee scrutinizing draft online safety legislation has invited Elon Musk to discuss his plans to buy Twitter and the changes he is proposing for the social media platform.

The parliament’s digital committee has asked the Tesla CEO to give evidence about his proposals “in more depth”.

Mr Musk said it was too early to answer the parliament’s questions.

“I am honored and thank the parliament for their invitation, but it would be premature at this time to accept, given that there has not yet been a shareholder vote” to approve the purchase of Twitter, he said in a statement.

The committee said it was interested in Mr Musk’s plans for the company, especially his intention to roll out verification to all users, which echoed its own recommendations to the UK government.

Mr Musk says he wants Twitter to “authenticate all humans”, an ambiguous proposal which could be related to his desire to rid the website of automated spam accounts.


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