GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene invited Elon Musk to reveal internal discussions about people being banned from Twitter at an oversight hearing. Musk has also threatened to crush Apple and Google by creating a phone if the two tech giants banned Twitter from their app stores. Congress itself might crack down on Apple and Google. An antitrust report is focused on Big Tech and their actions.
Musk making Democrats uncomfortable
You can’t have too much of that. A Twitter user asked, “Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should provide previously suspended Twitter users with all internal discussions pertaining to the decision to permanently ban their account along with the exact reasoning upon their reinstatement to Twitter.”
Greene extended the invitation, “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)”
Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should provide previously suspended Twitter users with all internal discussions pertaining to the decision to permanently ban their account along with the exact reasoning upon their reinstatement to Twitter.
— ALX 🇺🇸 #BringThemBack (@alx) November 26, 2022
Musk might be banned
The tech giants could ban Twitter from their app stores. A Twitter user asked about that and what might be done. “If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. 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?”
It might be done if necessary. “I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone.”
Musk sees monopoly power
An article said Congress might crack down on Apple and Google. The software on iPhones can generate large profits from that app store and draw out rents from developers.
The Democratic majority had a 16 month investigation that generated a 450-page report. It was both positive and negative Big Tech. It thought Apple should be banned from “adjacent lines of business”, but Apple’s mobile ecosystem saw positive benefits to consumers and developers.