Emmanuel Macron will meet Elon Musk on Friday

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Emmanuel Macron and Elon Musk at the Élysée, mid-May. MICHEL EULER / AFP

The French president also wants to discuss “social networks, regulatory frameworks” with the entrepreneur.

Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday that he would meet Twitter and Tesla boss Elon Musk on Friday for him.talk about carswhile the French government wants to convince the American billionaire to set up a factory in France. “We will talk about artificial intelligence where he is involved, social networks, regulatory frameworks“, declared the French president in the aisles of the VivaTech show. “I will also talk to him about cars, batteries, this sector, to praise the attractiveness of France and Europe“, he added.

Elon Musk, highly controversial due to his remarks and his brutal takeover of the social network Twitter, is seeking to establish a new mega-factory in addition to those that already exist in the United States, Germany and China. The French government hopes to convince Elon Musk that “France is the best possible place in Europe to set up the next Tesla factory“, confided the Minister Delegate for Digital, Jean-Noël Barrot, Wednesday on CNBC.

At the end of May, the minister, who is bringing forward a bill to regulate the digital space, threatened Twitter with being “banned, in case of recidivism“, of the EU if he did not respect the European rules, in particular on the moderation of the contents. Emmanuel Macron, who has already met Elon Musk twice in recent months, pleaded in the aisles of VivaTech for a “cooperative approach in this sector» and «social networks more respectful of our democratic life, which remove violence, better protect our children“. For his part, the entrepreneur must intervene on Friday during the 7th edition of the VivaTech show, one of the major tech meetings, which opened its doors in Paris on Wednesday.

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