A disinformation war has broken out in the United States, and corporate compliance is in the middle of it. In the wake of Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter over political neutrality, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified this week that the Biden administration had created a “Disinformation Governance Board.” Recent reports make clear that it’s not difficult to find someone upset about one of the two events.
Musk is buying Twitter because he says he wants to make Twitter politically neutral. It’s what makes users trust the platform. Investors expect Twitter to be a platform for all users, not one group or another. Musk said, “It’s important to the function of the United States as a free country, and many other countries. And actually to help freedom in the world, more broadly than the U.S. The civilizational risk is decreased the more we can increase the trust of Twitter as a public platform.”