Elon Musk a ‘narcissistic cowboy’ who should front the Parliament, but doesn’t have the guts: Greens


Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has called for Elon Musk to front up to the Australian Parliament and be accountable for the damage his platform is doing to Australian society. 

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is Greens spokesperson for communications and spoke at a press conference at Australian Parliament House today:

“The online tech thugs are operating as if it's the Wild West. 

“Elon Musk should front up to the Australian people. He should front up here to Parliament and explain why his company doesn't have a social conscience and isn’t doing the right thing. I don't think he has the guts to do it, frankly.

“Elon Musk is a narcissistic cowboy who thinks he can give the middle finger to the Australian Government, because for too long we've had little to no regulation. We don't tax these guys. And they've been able to do whatever they want for far too long. It's got to come to an end.

“We need stronger laws that deal with the business model of these big tech corporations. 

“It's not users who made this horrendous footage go viral over the last week. It's the algorithms that these companies have kept secret. The business model of these social media giants needs to be scrutinised.

“We need better regulation. We need to tax them properly. And we need transparency in how they use their algorithms and the data of everyday users.”