Given the quantity of worldwide chaos one boyish billionaire and a boatload of money could cause, it’s not precisely stunning that the U.S. authorities may be considerably involved concerning the current shenanigans at Twitter. The Biden administration has sometimes expressed concern about how Musk’s actions may have an effect on the broader political state of affairs around the globe, based on current studies.
On Thursday, the Federal Commerce Fee, not precisely the company you need in your unhealthy facet for those who’re a enterprise, equally made it recognized that they have been monitoring the state of affairs: “We’re monitoring current developments at Twitter with deep concern. No CEO or firm is above the regulation, and firms should comply with our consent decrees,” the company stated in an announcement to the Washington Publish on Thursday. It’s straightforward to neglect given every thing that’s been happening these days however Twitter was already in deep shit earlier than Musk purchased it. Along with being beneath a 20-year consent order with the FTC as a consequence of safety lapses means again in 2011, Twitter additionally nonetheless has its safety scandal from this summer season hanging over its head. Bear in mind all of the revelations supplied by the whistleblower Peter Zatko, aka “Mudge,” Twitter’s former safety chief? Due to the allegedly seedy organizational selections that have been already being made at Twitter earlier than this horrible new Musk chapter, the FTC is now maintaining a really shut eye on the tech large. Suffice it to say, with Elon’s takeover and his instantly horrible safety/privateness/verification selections, he should be making the company exceedingly nervous. “Our revised consent order provides us new instruments to make sure compliance, and we’re ready to make use of them,” the company stated ominously, in its assertion to the Publish Thursday.
Muskie boy, be careful! You don’t need the feds in your rear view mirror, my good friend.