Twitter in the hands of Elon Musk? Favorable FCC

Twitter passed into the hands of Elon Musk, subject to final approval by the relevant bodies. The operation is checked on sight and meticulously verified for avert the danger of the market becoming less competitive than it is now. A favorable vote – albeit informal – comes from Federal Communications Commissionaccording to which the American antitrust should “welcome“the acquisition.

All in the name of competition: what pleases the FCC – at least to those who have spoken up to now – is Elon Musk’s desire to make Twitter even more free – a topic that is being discussed extensively these days. “Americans value free speech“said a (Republican) commissioner of the FCC, implicitly recalling the diatribes that, on the contrary, forced the former President Trump to leave the social platform forever.

The FCC cannot and should not block the sale. But even if this agreement were within our competence, blocking it would be inappropriate and contrary to the public interest.

The image posted by Musk a few days ago caused a lot of discussion on a political level.

According to what was reported by the Republican commissioner himself, the Federal Communications Commission would have received pressures from outside to ensure that the deal did not go through. We remind you: the hypothesis that something goes wrong is not yet to be completely discarded (even if it is definitely unlikely), as we await the opinion of the market regulators and the go-ahead from the shareholders. The process will be completed by the end of 2022.


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