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April 27, 2022, 5:41 PM

Elon Musk Loses Bid to End ‘Twitter Sitter’ Deal With SEC (3)

Bob Van Voris
Bob Van Voris
Bloomberg News

Elon Musk may soon own Twitter Inc. but the billionaire won’t be able to shake his “Twitter Sitter.”

A judge on Wednesday rejected Musk’s request to ditch his 2018 deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that required a company lawyer to screen all his Tesla Inc.-related tweets. The Tesla CEO, who appears to have clinched his bid to buy Twitter, had accused the SEC of harassing him and claimed the agreement violated his free-speech rights.

“Musk was not forced to enter into the consent decree,” U.S. District Judge Lewis Liman said in his written opinion. The ...

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