Elon Musk’s business ties to China draw scrutiny after Twitter purchase
April 29, 2022
After Elon Musk announced he would buy Twitter for $44 billion, Democratic lawmakers, human rights groups and even Jeff Bezos began asking questions about what his business interests in China will mean for the social media platform.
Some people fear that Musk’s role as the CEO of Tesla, which has significant operations in China, could complicate his plans to make Twitter a haven for free speech. They worry that Twitter may be more hesitant to remove content like Chinese government propaganda or state-sponsored misinformation campaigns, since the actions could endanger Musk’s relationship with Beijing.