Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold over bot accounts

Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold over bot accounts

It seems that the Twitter deal blockbuster with Elon Musk in the lead role is not over yet. The fascinating story keeps many people in suspense as everyone wonders how Twitter will change when Musk takes over. But as we all know, intrigue is an essential part of a good drama. The massive deal to buy Twitter may be in jeopardy due to bot accounts. Tesla’s CEO has put the deal on hold while he is waiting for Twitter to prove that spam and fake accounts on the platform indeed make up less than 5% of total users. The entrepreneur recalled that the head of Twitter had “publicly refused to show proof” and the deal "cannot move forward" until more details about fake accounts were disclosed. So, the acquisition of Twitter has been temporarily put on hold while the information about spam accounts is being checked. Elon Musk said that his team would randomly pick 100 followers on Twitter to see if they were fake. In response, Twitter accused Musk of violating the non-disclosure agreement by revealing the percentage of bots. The deal valued at around $44 billion was announced on April 25. It has been suspended by Elon Musk to research the proportion of fake and spam accounts on the social platform.


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