Updated · Jun 24, 2022
Elon Musk Claims Twitter Accused Him of Violating an NDA
Updated · May 16, 2022
The billionaire has temporarily put his takeover of the platform on hold, according to a tweet he posted on Friday.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that social network Twitter accused him of violating a nondisclosure agreement with the company. He is poised to take over the platform after he struck a $44 billion acquisition deal with its shareholders.
Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sample size is 100!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2022
This actually happened.
Musk announced deal to buy Twitter was temporarily on hold, “pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users”.
Musk has been very vocal about his spambots. At different times, he has promised to eradicate them from the platform when he takes over its reins.
He had tweeted that his team would test a random sample of 100 followers to identify which were bots. When one of his 93.4 million followers asked him to elaborate, Musk replied: “I picked 100 as the sample size because that is what Twitter uses to calculate <5% fake/spam/duplicate”.
Twitter has not made any comments on Musk’s tweets.
The SpaceX CEO has not been out of the spotlight since he became the platform’s largest shareholder and then moved on to buy it. An avid advocate of free speech, Musk intends to take the company private and make changes that he considers necessary.
His impending arrival has led to one casualty so far. General manager of Consumer Product Kayvon Beykpour announced on Friday that he has left the company after seven years.
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