Elon Musk could say goodbye to Twitter, all the fault of the Bots

Elon Musk suspends Twitter purchase deal due to fake accounts
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When Elon Musk he let the whole world know he had bought Twitter for over forty billion dollars, it seemed that time had stopped. For days - if not even weeks - there was nothing but talk about the agreement that would have led to the acquisition and privatization of the well-known Social Network by Father Tesla, forgetting everything else. Then something went wrong and now the whole situation seems to be about to fall apart, so much so that Elon Musk would have Twitter threatened di put an end to the agreement. But what is going on?

Fake Twitter accounts make Elon Musk regret wanting to acquire the platform

Elon Musk suspends Twitter purchase deal due to fake accounts
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In April, Twitter accepted an offer from forty-four billion dollars which would have led to the acquisition and total control of the company by Elon Musk, and then suspend the agreement a few weeks later by will of Mr. Tesla himself. And the hitch would have to do with the amount of muzzle e fake accounts that populate the platform.

According to what emerged from a recent survey conducted by Reuters, fake accounts represent less than 5% of total users of Twitter, but Elon Musk seems to disagree and - on the contrary - estimates that the percentage of spam profiles and muzzle is much higher. So why would this infuriate him enough to require the agreement to be temporarily suspended? Simple: the higher the percentage of fake accounts on Twitter, the more the company's acquisition value decreases and at that point the forty-four billion dollars required for the privatization of the Social Network in question would be unjustified.

Now, to estimate the exact percentage of fake accounts on the platform, Musk's team needs to access some information and sensitive company data. Data that Twitter has rifiutato to provide, as well as the reason why Elon Musk would have threatened to end the agreement.

Elon Musk suspends Twitter purchase deal due to fake accounts

In a letter to the SEC, his attorney, Mike Ringler, writes “This is a clear one material breach of Twitter's obligations pursuant to the merger agreement and Mr. Musk reserves all rights thereunder, including his right not to consummate the transaction and his right to terminate the agreement.”. And again, regarding the official documentation which states that less than 5% of Twitter users are represented by fake accounts, the lawyer explains that “Elon Musk does not believe the company's testing methodologies are adequate, so the need to conduct his own analysis remains. The data requested by him are necessary to do so."

Twitter's test results are based on internal data available only to the company itself. Without this data, it is impossible to estimate an accurate percentage of fake accounts on the platform.

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