French President Emmanuel Macron met with Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk as part of his visit to the United States this week.
According to reports, Musk and Macron spoke for about an hour about topics including green energy and social media moderation and regulations.
“In accordance with our ambition to decarbonize and reindustrialize France and Europe, I discussed today with @elonmusk on future green industrial projects, in particular on the manufacture of electric vehicles and batteries,” Macron tweeted, according to a translation.
Conformément à notre ambition de décarboner et réindustrialiser la France et l’Europe, j’ai échangé aujourd’hui avec @elonmusk sur les futurs projets industriels verts, notamment sur la fabrication de véhicules électriques et de batteries. pic.twitter.com/oMwcejKGx6
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) December 3, 2022
Macron said in another tweet, “Transparent user policies, significant reinforcement of content moderation and protection of freedom of speech: efforts have to be made by Twitter to comply with European regulations.”
The billionaire and the world leader met in New Orleans.
Macron met with Joe Biden and other lawmakers on Thursday, including Kevin McCarthy.
“This state visit enables us to put France, and with France Europe, at the heart of the American agenda. That’s a good thing,” Macron told journalists in French, according to a translation from pool reporters.
Speaking on Good Morning America this week, Macron claimed that free speech must have “limits,” even though our Constitution says otherwise.
“Free speech and democracy is based on respect and public order. You can demonstrate, you can have free speech, you can write what you want, but there are responsibilities and limits,” he said.