Elon Musk meets with Home leaders on Capitol Hill

Twitter CEO Elon Musk visited Capitol Hill on Thursday and met with Home leaders from each events, saying the discussions centered on the social media platform he bought in October.

In a tweet, Musk described the assembly with Home speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Home Minority chief Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., as an effort at “guaranteeing that this platform is truthful to each events.”

Musk was noticed by a reporter coming into the Capitol Thursday evening however didn’t make himself accessible for questions. His go to was not publicly introduced beforehand.

McCarthy, who turned 58 on Thursday, earlier advised reporters that Musk “got here by to want me a cheerful birthday.”

Requested later if the assembly included a dialogue about Twitter, a spokesperson for McCarthy referred again to the birthday needs.

NBC Information has reached out to Jeffries’ workplace for remark.

Musk’s go to comes amid ongoing GOP accusations that almost all social media platforms are suppressing conservative voices.

Since taking up Twitter, Musk has restored a whole lot of accounts of right-wing activists and QAnon followers, based on knowledge reviewed by NBC Information.

Final month, Musk promoted a sequence of tweets on inner Twitter paperwork about how the corporate dealt with a information article about President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden in 2020, limiting individuals from tweeting and direct-messaging about it. McCarthy later tweeted that “the brand new Home Republican majority will get solutions for the American individuals and the accountability they deserve.”

Musk additionally introduced after taking up Twitter that he would reinstate Trump’s account after he was banned over posts tied to the Jan. 6 riot. On Wednesday, Meta, the father or mother firm of Fb and Instagram introduced plans to reinstate Trump’s account within the coming weeks almost two years after he was suspended from these platforms following the Capitol assault.

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