/ 16 May 2022

Musk looking shaky on Twitter deal

Image source: Getty/Canva
Image source: Getty/Canva

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover keeps hitting snags after the billionaire said the deal was “temporarily on hold” pending details about spam and fake accounts on the social media platform. In a tweet, he said he was looking into company claims that spam accounts make up 229 million users – or fewer than 5% of the daily active users. He said his team would do a random sample of 100 followers because that’s the sample size Twitter used to make the assertion. And then, he was told by Twitter that he was in breach of a non-disclosure agreement… Long story short, Musk reckons there are more fake accounts, leading analysts to observe that the acquisition has hit some choppy water. Twitter isn’t the only thing keeping Musk busy – he met with Indonesian President Joko Widowo yesterday to discuss the country’s nickel industry, its space ambitions, and the supply of batteries.

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