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Twitter CEO Elon Musk called out Democrats after a few of them threatened him with investigations after he took over Twitter. Musk described them as “major Democrat politicians” in “coordinated” attacks against him.
A tweet from user Jason Debolt pointed out that Democrat lawmakers had only recently begun to attack Musk online. He also noted that Musk had not put himself into political debates and issues before, as well.
“Elon wasn’t super political on Twitter until Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren started attacking him for no reason. Then others followed. Of all the dudes they could have attacked, they chose the guy most capable of helping the government solve problems. Strange choice,” Debolt tweeted.
Musk responded to this tweet and agreed and also suggested that those Democrats were “actors on the political stage.”
“Several other major Democrat politicians attacked me too, all around the same time. It was coordinated. Outside of party leadership and independents like Manchin, they are essentially actors on the political stage, not directors or script writers,” Musk tweeted.
Senate Democrats have threatened investigations into Musk’s purchase of Twitter and the Biden White House said the administration will be monitoring how the platform functions.
Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called on Biden’s administration to look into Musk’s acquisition on November 1. He suggested that Saudi Arabia influences the platform. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has also threatened to push new regulations for Twitter after Musk didn’t respond to a letter he sent regarding user verification.
Musk responded and trolled the Democrats over the party’s refusal to look into the blossoming scandal involving crypto exchange FTX and its CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried.
Ex-Twitter workers will have to pursue their claims in individual arbitration rather than through a class-action lawsuit, a judge rules https://t.co/4PhkfdYg9r
— Bloomberg (@business) January 14, 2023
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also told reporters recently that the Biden administration is keeping “an eye” on Musk and Twitter.
A federal judge in San Fransisco handed Musk a legal victory in a battle with former Twitter employees.
U.S. District Judge James Donato ordered the former staffers to drop their class-action lawsuit against Musk and pursue any claims against him through arbitration.
The former employees have accused Musk and Twitter of failing to give them adequate notice before they were laid off after Musk purchased the platform.
After the ruling, attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan who represented the plaintiffs said, “Insisting that workers file claims one by one has backfired for many companies our firm has taken on.”
“These companies think they can make employees just go away and not assert their rights by using arbitration clauses, but we have made them sorry about what they wished for,” she added.
“We anticipated this and that’s why we have already filed 500 individual arbitration demands – and counting. This is not a win for @elonmusk. Twitter still has to answer claims in court, on top of the arbitration battles,” she tweeted.
Musk also recently put out a Twitter poll to see if he should step down as CEO.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
The poll decided that he should. Musk said that he would step down as soon as he found a successor.