Musk asks federal court to scotch FTC settlement with Twitter

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Twitter on Thursday asked a federal court to end a settlement it struck with the Federal Trade Commission last year over alleged privacy violations, claiming it was subjected to a “burdensome and vexatious enforcement investigation.” The requested followed a clash between House Republicans and FTC Chair Lina Khan at a hearing over the FTC’s investigation of Twitter and what her critics say is an antibusiness agenda.The FTC is examining whether Twitter under Tesla Inc. TSLA, +2.17% Chief Executive Elon Musk, who also owns Twitter, is protecting users’ privacy. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and other Republicans on the panel allege Democrats are targeting Musk for reinstating banned conservative accounts, including that of former President Donald Trump.