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Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal a poop emoji after the social media executive said it would be difficult to conduct an external review to determine the percentage of spam and fake accounts on the platform.
"Unfortunately, we don’t believe that this specific estimation can be performed externally, given the critical need to use both public and private information (which we can’t share)," Agrawal explained in a Twitter thread on Monday. "Externally, it’s not even possible to know which accounts are counted as mDAUs on any given day."
"There are LOTS of details that are very important underneath this high-level description," he added. "We shared an overview of the estimation process with Elon a week ago and look forward to continuing the conversation with him, and all of you."
In addition to the emoji, Musk questioned how Twitter's advertisers "know what they're getting for their money" and emphasized that an external review is "fundamental to the financial health of Twitter."
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Twitter has previously estimated that spam and fake accounts make up less than 5% of users on the platform.
"Our estimate is based on multiple human reviews (in replicate) of thousands of accounts, that are sampled at random, consistently over time, from *accounts we count as mDAUs*. We do this every quarter, and we have been doing this for many years," Agrawal noted. "Each human review is based on Twitter rules that de... (Read more)