Bloomberg Law
March 22, 2022, 5:01 PM

Elon Musk Can’t Avoid Scrutiny of His Tesla Tweets, SEC Says (1)

Bob Van Voris
Bob Van Voris
Bloomberg News

Elon Musk’s tweets about Tesla Inc. will remain a valid subject for government investigation even if a court throws out his 2018 agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency told a judge.

Musk is seeking to end oversight by the SEC of his Twitter posts, claiming the 2018 agreement is being used to “trample” his free speech rights. He is also asking the court to block a subpoena by the securities regulator for documents relating to the review of his tweets.

The SEC called Musk’s objection to its administrative subpoena frivolous and says his regret over ...

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