Le US Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Twitter that provides for a fine of $ 150 million and obligations for the social network to better respect the confidentiality of personal information.

The authorities accuse the platform of deceiving its users from 2013 to 2019 by hiding from them that it was using their personal data to help companies send them targeted advertising.

Elon Musk increases his personal intake

The platform is still under a takeover by Tesla boss Elon Musk. The latter announced that it had raised to $ 33.5 billion the sum contributed directly by itself and its partners for the takeover of the social network, further lowering the amount borrowed from banks.

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Tesla’s chief executive, who initially subscribed for 25.5 billion credits, lowered these borrowings to $ 13 billion, according to a document registered on Wednesday by the US securities and markets authority (SEC), which significantly lightens his financial burden.

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