Musk links deal progress on proof of spam bot share on Twitter

Until Twitter is able to provide proof regarding the number of spam accounts on the social media platform, Elon Musk said his $44 billion offer to buy the social network would not move forward $TWTR

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5/17/2022 2:10:00 PM

Until Twitter is able to provide proof regarding the number of spam accounts on the social media platform, Elon Musk said his $44 billion offer to buy the social network would not move forward $TWTR

Elon Musk said on Tuesday his $44-billion offer would not move forward until Twitter Inc shows proof that spam bots account for less than 5% of its total users, hours after suggesting he could seek a lower price for the company.

May 17 (Reuters) - Elon Musk said on Tuesday his $44-billion offer would not move forward until Twitter Inc"My offer was based on Twitter's SEC filings being accurate. Yesterday, Twitter's CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5% (spam accounts). This deal cannot move forward until he does," Musk said in a tweet.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comTwitter closes lower on May 16Asked if the deal is viable at a different price, Musk said, "I mean, it is not out of the question. The more questions I ask, the more my concerns grow."Twitter's estimate, which has stayed the same since 2013, could not be reproduced externally given the need to use both public and private information to determine if an account is spam, Agrawal said.

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With deal in doubt, Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal debate bots on TwitterTwitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Elon Musk are engaged in a debate over an issue Musk has made central to his proposed purchase of the platform — spam. I consider Musk tweets as spam. As observed by Kochhar (2015, p. 1), within this global sphere, 7 out of 10 people ‘live on $10 or less per day’, a view supported by the World Bank (2021), which provides further evidence that more than 37% of people live below the poverty line elonmusk realizing twitter is not worth 54 billion just buy the whole nba .. much more profit than having twitter for 54 billion lols real value of twitter is 2 billion tops

Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey debated Twitter's algorithm, and Musk was actually rightUsually Musk v. Dorsey is a 'whoever wins, we lose' situation, so this was a surprise.

Elon Musk hints at paying less for Twitter than $44B offerTesla CEO Elon Musk gave the strongest hint yet Monday that he would like to pay less for San Francisco-based Twitter than his $44 billion offer made last month. Or he can back out of the deal (that he already signed) for mere $1 billion

Elon Musk says Twitter legal team told him he violated an NDAElon Musk on Saturday tweeted that Twitter's legal team accused him of violating a nondisclosure agreement by revealing that the sample size for the social media platform's checks on automated users was 100. 100 users is a ridiculously small sample size Makes you wonder why they wanted that information hidden. elonmusk drop this load. it's overnight freight thought it stupid, when I learned of your interest to buy twitter. this's not 'an Elon' U harbor/savor too much grievance against big Corp/Gov't. shafted by SEC, ignored/slighted by Corporate America. You're Annoyed!

Behind Fake-Account Issue That Elon Musk Cited in Pausing Twitter DealAs Elon Musk hits the pause button on his Twitter deal, questions arise as to why the Tesla chief is talking about phony accounts again now Amount of users impacts valuation. A valuation is not appropriate if it includes extensive accounts that are not actual people, that means the user numbers are inaccurate which in turn impacts the overall value of the platform. Because twitter has been lying to their investors? While we're on the topic of bots and ElonMusk: we really do need to raise taxes so we can afford the tasks necessary to providing our children and their children a realistic opportunity for a healthy and sustainable future.

Elon Musk says Twitter 'manipulating' users, issues a how-to on fixing your feedElon Musk advised Twitter users to stop using the site's algorithmic feed generator and instead switch to 'Latest Tweets.' AMERICANS ARE SICK OF THIS ULTRA-MAGA VIOLENCE! “It’s like walking onto a horror movie, but everything is real' ~ Buffalo PD FAUX NEWS! Radicalizing Mass Shooters Across America Sponsored by: FoxNews balanceofnature LibertyMutual NewDayUSA relieffactor USAA indeed Nutrisystem Progressive safelite Applebees ADT I wonder where Elon gets his information?