WASHINGTON — Securities regulators told Tesla Inc. last year that Chief Executive Elon Musk’s use of Twitter had twice violated a court-ordered policy requiring his tweets to be preapproved by company lawyers, according to records obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

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and the Securities and Exchange Commission settled an enforcement action in 2018 alleging that Musk had committed fraud by tweeting about a potential buyout of his company. Musk paid $20 million to settle that case — Tesla also paid $20 million — and agreed to have his public statements on social media overseen by Tesla lawyers.



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