Elon Musk Just Bought $44 Billion of Scrutiny in the U.S.—and China 

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk shakes hands with then-Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as he arrives for a meeting at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing, Jan. 9, 2019 (AP photo by Mark Schiefelbein).

Many observers have raised questions about whether Elon Musk’s cozy business ties to Chinese politicians will create conflicts of interest when it comes to how Twitter handles issues like account verification, data privacy and security, and content moderation to prohibit harassment campaigns against activists and dissidents.

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