Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘can’t transfer ahead’ till it proves bot numbers

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Elon Musk has reiterated his declare that pretend and spam accounts might make up greater than 20 p.c of Twitter’s customers, saying the deal to amass the social media firm “can’t transfer ahead” till Twitter proves the accuracy of its a lot decrease estimate of lower than 5 p.c. Musk is at the moment within the course of of shopping for Twitter and its estimated 226 million monetizable every day energetic customers for $44 billion.

“20% pretend/spam accounts, whereas four instances what Twitter claims, could possibly be *a lot* greater,” the Tesla CEO tweeted in response to a report from Teslarati. “My supply was based mostly on Twitter’s SEC filings being correct. Yesterday, Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to point out proof of <5%. This deal can’t transfer ahead till he does.”

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