Things are getting worse between Elon Musk and Twitter. While the billionaire suspended his takeover last week, partly because of the social network’s claims about the number of fake accounts, he wanted to verify the social network’s statements on the subject. The problem, he disclosed the method used to calculate this figure, which the company did not really like.
A new twist in the case of the Twitter acquisition has further cast doubt on the closing of the transaction. A scoop last Friday’s spectacular turn of events shook the internet: The billionaire announces that the process is on hold, following accusations from the social network about the number of fake accounts it hosts. He then explains that he wants to check the numbers provided by the company, which ensure that they represent less than 5% of the total user volume.
Elon Musk then announces – still on Twitter, as usual – that his teams have selected at random an example of 100 bills to analyze it and compare its results with those of Twitter. The billionaire even invites his subscribers to “repeat the same process to see what they discover”. Then, a few hours later, the businessman comes with news, which doesn’t seem very good. Indeed, he indicates that the lawyers at the firm called him to accuse him of… violated his nondisclosure agreement.
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Elon Musk is drawing the ire of Twitter with his tweets
Indeed, by revealing his method for calculating the number of fake accounts, Elon Musk has indicated that he uses it same process as Twitter himself. Obviously, this indiscretion did not please the company at all, which could worsen the relationship between the two protagonists. The situation is already very unstable, after revelations about Elon Musk’s plans to lay off many employees to increase the company’s profitability.
Especially since the billionaire multiplies the attacks on Twitter. A few days ago, the latter also accused the platform of manipulating its users through its algorithm. In response to these allegations, Jack Dorsey, the creator of the social network, responded by explaining that the algorithm is “simply designed to save you time when you are away from the application for a while”, and that it only refreshes the news feed. to get things back to normal.
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