In a Thursday letter, the Home Committee on Homeland Safety requested Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to reply questions sparked by incendiary allegations of safety violations from the social media firm’s former head of safety Peiter Zatko.
Twitter has denied all of Zatko’s accusations, and Agrawal known as the whistleblower grievance a “false narrative riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies, and introduced with out necessary context” in a memo to staff Tuesday. Clarke and Thompson’s letter comes after a number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers known as for an investigation into the corporate, pointing to Zatko’s declare that Twitter knowingly fell quick on its 2011 settlement with the FTC on protections for consumer privateness and safety.
A five-day trial for Twitter’s lawsuit towards world’s wealthiest man Elon Musk trying to implement Musk’s $44 billion buy of the corporate will happen in October. Zatko alleged that Twitter has deliberately undercounted the presence of faux and spam accounts on the platform, a declare beforehand introduced ahead by Musk. The billionaire has stayed surprisingly quiet concerning the accusations, although he tweeted Tuesday a whistleblowing meme and a screenshot of a Washington Publish report about Twitter’s board’s information of “spam detection” efforts on the firm.
Twitter shares are down greater than 5% since Monday’s market shut.