ANALYSIS: Musk’s New Tweeting Guardrails Extend Beyond Tesla

May 1, 2019, 12:26 PM

After playing a dangerous game on Twitter, Elon Musk received a great deal from the SEC. The Commission will close out its contempt claims against Musk so long as he agrees to Twitter oversight.

The SEC agreed to refrain from assessing additional sanctions so long as Musk submits tweets in several specified categories to Tesla for advance approval. The question now is whether the loquacious and often impulsive Mr. Musk can comply with the restrictions.

It is also important to step back and assess the case and the settlement from an overall governance perspective. Is the settlement a one-off approach ...

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