Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has invited Elon Musk to attend a House Oversight Committee hearing to discuss accounts that were banned on Twitter before he bought the company.
The congresswoman asked Musk to attend “an Oversight Hearing in the 118th Congress.”
Republicans are keen to find out why prominent conservatives, including Greene and President Donald Trump, were permanently suspended by the social media platform.
As Slay News reported earlier this week, Musk revealed that he plans to make internal discussions between Twitter’s executives public.
Musk revealed that he’s found memos between those behind the decision to block the Hunter Biden laptop story in the run-up to the 2020 election and he plans to publish them.
“Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 Election in the interest of Transparency,” Twitter user ALX tweeted.
“This is necessary to restore public trust,” Musk replied.
This is necessary to restore public trust
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
Greene said: “I’d like to invite Elon to share that with those of us who were permanently banned at an Oversight Hearing in the 118th Congress.
“That would be very kind of him and helpful in order to know who else we should invite. (subpoena)”
I’d like to invite Elon to share that with those of us who were permanently banned at an Oversight Hearing in the 118th Congress.
That would be very kind of him and helpful in order to know who else we should invite.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 26, 2022
Musk also said that he would build an alternative smartphone and challenge the monopolies of Apple and Google if they ban Twitter from their app stores.
Musk was asked by political commentator Liz Wheeler about possible app store bans if he continues to push free speech.
“If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone,” Wheeler said.
“Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android.
“The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?”
Musk answered: “I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone.”
Musk later linked to the below article about Congress potentially cracking down on Apple and Google.
The House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust’s groundbreaking report on Big Tech said Apple has “monopoly power” over software distribution on iPhones, which allows it to generate large profits from the App Store and extract rents from developers.
The 450-page report from the Democratic majority is the culmination of a 16-month investigation that also examined competitive practices at Amazon, Facebook, and Google and included the CEOs of the four giants testifying over videoconference in August.
The report, released Tuesday, recommends that dominant technology platforms, including Apple, be barred from entering “adjacent lines of business” and should not be allowed to give preference to their own services or products.
But the report is also complimentary of Apple in some places: It also noted that Apple’s mobile ecosystem has produced significant benefits to consumers and app developers.