Elon Musk in the sights of the Biden Administration

In the event of a takeover of Twitter, Elon Musk plans to lay off three quarters of the social network’s employees. Robert Galbraith/REUTERS

The recent positions of the owner of SpaceX would encourage the White House to act.

Will the arrival of Elon Musk as the new owner of Twitter be synonymous with a social purge for this network? The boss of Tesla and SpaceX would plan to lay off three quarters of the employees, or more than 5,500 people, according to the American daily washington post. The businessman would have, with his potential investors, judged “essential” this massive reduction in costs ($800 million) to achieve its objectives. He wants Twitter to diversify its income and eventually accumulate 1 billion users, against 230 million currently. In the name of a “greater freedom of expression”, Elon Musk would not hesitate to cut into the platform’s content moderation teams. To the chagrin of the Democratic Party, associations and many citizens, who on the contrary expect Twitter to succeed in better combating misinformation and hate speech.

The unpredictable behavior of Elon Musk is today in the sights of the Administration…

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