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Tesla CEO Musk accuses SEC of HARASSMENT in calculated effort to 'chill' his right to free speech

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Elon Musk accused the Securities and Exchange Commission of harassment in a calculated effort to "chill" his right to free speech in its oversight of his communications with shareholders as part of a 2018 agreement that settled civil securities charges against the billionaire.

Musk and Tesla thought settling the charges would end the agency's "harassment" of Musk and allow the court, not the agency to monitor his compliance, Musk's lawyer wrote in a new court filing Thursday. "But the SEC has broken its promises," he wrote, alleging that the agency has been "weaponizing the consent decree by using it to try to muzzle and harass Mr. Musk and Tesla." https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/17/tesla-ceo-musk-accuses-sec-of-calculated-effort-to-chill-his-right-to-free-speech.html