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France 24: Wrapping up US trip, Macron meets Musk for ‘honest’ talk 

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday visited New Orleans, a city emblematic of historic Franco-American ties, to promote the French language and conclude his state visit to the United States. 

The French president, on the third day of a US trip that included a lavish reception at the White House a night earlier, strolled New Orleans’s historic French Quarter — and held an unannounced face-to-face meeting with Twitter owner Elon Musk. 

Macron said the two had a “clear and honest” discussion during an hour-long meeting, and that he conveyed to Musk his — and Europe’s — concerns about content moderation on the influential platform.  

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WNU Editor: French President Macron knows that a revamped Twitter will have a major influence on news and social media, hence the warning to Elon Musk that it must comply with EU rules. 

As for some other Twitter news. 

The second batch of Twitter files are to be released today:


Elon Musk believes that Twitter will soon be reaching one billion monthly users with 18 months (see tweet below). I think he is right, especially if he is going to implement the measures that he has promised (i.e. ad revenue sharing with publishers, search engine upgrade, etc.).

French President Macron Ends US Visit With A Surprise Meeting With Elon Musk

Macron says he had ‘clear and honest’ discussion with Musk on Twitter policy — The Guardian

French President Macron meets with Elon Musk to address social media regulations — FOX News

French President Macron has surprise meet with Elon Musk in New Orleans — NYPost

Twitter must comply with EU rules, Macron tells Musk — Politico