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Elon Musk said early Tuesday morning the multi-billion dollar Twitter deal “cannot move forward” until the platform provides details about how many bot accounts exist.
Musk responded Tuesday to a tweet claiming “Musk may be looking for a better Twitter deal as $44 billion seems too high with 20% of users being fake or spam accounts.”
“20% fake/spam accounts, while 4 times what Twitter claims, could be *much* higher,” Musk tweeted. “My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate. Yesterday, Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of
20% fake/spam accounts, while 4 times what Twitter claims, could be *much* higher. My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate. This deal cannot move forward until he does.
“This deal cannot move forward until he does.”
Musk then responded to a Twitter user who also questioned how many fake accounts exist.
“Considering that your this tweet is the most liked tweet of all time, which is only liked/interacted by 2-2.5% of the entire Twitter user base, there’s a high possibility that the number of fake/spam/bot accounts could be well over 50%,” a user tweeted in reference to an April tweet from Musk.
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