Elon Musk slams SEC 'overreach,' says he cut his Tesla-related tweets 'nearly in half'

Tech 12-3-2019 Mashable 37

The SEC wanted a judge to hold him in contempt.

Elon Musk quietly accepted their judgement and ... just kidding. In a court filing, on the day of the deadline for his response, the Tesla CEO accused the SEC of "unprecedented overreach," warned that his First Amendment rights were at risk of being violated, and patted himself on the back for "dramatically" reducing "his volume of tweets."

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So, let's break this down. After the infamous "funding secured" tweet, Musk reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that required him to get pre-approval from Tesla before sending out tweets "that contain, or reasonably could contain, information material" to the company or its shareholders. Read more...

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