Macron said in a tweet today, Saturday, that “pursuing transparent policies towards users, strengthening content moderation and protecting freedom of expression are efforts that Twitter must make to comply with European regulations”.
Thursday Macron, in visit to the United States, he said in an interview on the television program “Good Morning America” that he believes that there are “responsibilities and limits” to freedom of expression.
Researchers have reported an increase in hate speech on the video platform social media after Musk, a free speech advocate, announced a pardon for accounts suspended under the company’s former leadership that didn’t violate the law or engage in “spam.”
Musk acquired Twitter on Oct. 27 for $44 billion and quickly moved to initiate a series of content and staffing changes.
Emmanuel Macron concluded a three-day state visit to the United States on Friday with a tour of the city of New Orleans, a symbol of historic Franco-American relations, in which he promoted the Francophonie.
After a grand reception at the White House that dedicated the French president’s “friendship” to his US counterpart, Joe Biden, Macron spent less than 24 hours in the city located in the southeastern state of Louisiana.
In a series of tweets, the French president also said that he and Elon Musk discussed “future green industrial projects, such as the production of auto electricity and batteries”, without entering in further details.
For his part, Musk said he was “excited” about “exciting projects in France”, without going into detail.