December 4, 2022

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US senators want to investigate Twitter

US senators want to investigate Twitter

Senators, including Richard Blumenthal and Elizabeth Warren, are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to consider imposing sanctions on the company and individual executives.

“In recent weeks, Twitter’s new CEO, Elon Musk, has taken troubling steps that undermine the integrity and security of the platform and announced new features, despite clear warnings that these changes could be seriously abused for scams, fraud, and impersonation,” the congressmen said in a statement. Letter to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lena Khan.

Musk has only been at the helm of Twitter for two weeks, but that period has already been marked by rapid change and chaos. He promptly fired the former Twitter CEO and other executives, and also let go of half the staff earlier this month.

There are also concerns now that Twitter will not honor the agreement it signed with the Federal Trade Commission in May 2022. Twitter then agreed to better protect user privacy and hold people in certain positions accountable.

The FTC said last week that it “is following recent developments on Twitter with great concern. No CEO or company is above the law, and companies must abide by our agreements.”

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