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Musk's acquisition of Twitter still faces U.S. national security review

Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover of Twitter still faces national security scrutiny from the U.S. government over concerns his foreign partners may be able to access user data. The U.S. government continues to seek information on confidential agreements Musk has made with foreign investors and whether those agreements allow them to access users’ personal data, according to people familiar with the matter. After Musk bought Twitter, these investors owned shares in Twitter.

The takeover deal has been in the spotlight as U.S. lawmakers mount criticism over the involvement of Saudi Arabian and Qatari investors. Earlier this week, things seemed to be clearing up. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said at the time that she did not see the need for an investigation. The Treasury Department leads the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which investigates potential national security risks of such deals. And just a few days ago, US President Biden said that Musk's relationship with other countries deserves attention.

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