Elon Musk issues ultimatum to Twitter on bots
This comes amid Tesla CEO's intention to free Twitter of spam bots and fake accounts. Read more on Dynamite News:
San Francisco: Elon Musk on Tuesday asserted his decision to not proceed with his $44 billion Twitter deal unless the platform proves that less than 5 per cent of its users are bots.
This comes amid Tesla CEO's intention to free Twitter of spam bots and fake accounts. He further wishes to tilt the political balance of the microblogging platform from its increasing left wing bias to a more center position thus supporting free speech in the truest sense. If his acquisition is complete, then Musk may also re-activate US ex-President Donald Trump's account.
Musk on Saturday said that Twitter's legal team had accused him of violating a non-disclosure agreement by revealing that the sample size for the social media platform's checks on automated users was 100.
“Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sample size is 100!” he tweeted.
He had earlier said that the "bots are angry at being counted".
Twitter recently agreed to an acquisition by Elon Musk in a deal worth USD 44 billion, subject to shareholder approval.