Elon Musk assured that the purchase of Twitter would continue its course only if the social network can verify that its users are real and not spam bots. The billionaire has stepped aside in the acquisition of the platform for the sum of US$44 billion, for which the company with the little blue bird has sued him.
“Good summary of the problem. If Twitter just provides its method of sampling 100 accounts and how they are confirmed to be real, the deal should go on. in the original terms”, states Musk, in response to a thread on the subject, created by a user on the same social network.
This changes if Twitter has submitted false information to the authorities. “Nevertheless, if it turns out that your filings with the SEC [Comisión de Bolsa y Valores de Estados Unidos] are materially falsethen it won’t be like thatMusk adds.
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Tesla CEO gave up on buying Twitter because ensures that the information about spam bots, accounts that tweet automatically, that the company provided are not the real ones. These can help users with updated information, such as earthquake or emergency reports, but they can also be used to harass or swindle through the social network. For this reason, the tycoon sought to know the number of users that are actually automated accounts.
Following Twitter’s demand, Musk filed a countersuit centered”on the allegation that Twitter changed its number of monetizable daily active users shortly after agreeing to the settlement”. Besides that “did not provide comprehensive responses to requests from the Musk team for data on the number of spam”, as collected The Wall Street Journal.
The trial of this litigation will begin on October 17, despite the fact that Musk wanted to postpone it until the following year. Twitter is asking the billionaire to pay the same amount he offered to buy the platform: US$44 billion.