Elon Musk Is Still Fighting Over His Bad Tweets in Court


Tesla CEO Elon Musk really, really wants to keep tweeting without any other adults looking over his shoulder, despite a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last year ordering him not to send out tweets that could affect Tesla’s stock without getting pre-approval from company officials.

At issue is a 19 February tweet in which Musk tweeted, and then corrected, inaccurate numbers on Tesla vehicle production rates without having it reviewed beforehand. The SEC recently filed to hold Musk in contempt for the post, which it said violated a settlement imposed in 2018 after he falsely claimed he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private at a share price of “420.” The agreement required Musk to resign as chair of Tesla’s board, pay tens of millions in fines, and pre-clear potentially “material” posts about the company with staff. According to the SEC, Musk has…



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