Musk Tells Twitter He Needs More Raw Data: Report

June 28th, 2022 8:28 AM

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly told Twitter he needs more raw data from Twitter to determine the number of bot accounts on the platform.

Insider reported that attorneys for Musk sent a letter to Twitter and said the data it recently provided to Musk was “insufficient” and that he could not perform his own tests on it. The report added that Twitter acquiesced to the request and gave his team more data. 

The news comes after Twitter’s board unanimously recommended that company shareholders vote in support of Musk's bid to acquire the platform. 

NewsBusters reported earlier this month that Twitter agreed to provide large amounts of raw data to Musk and his team.

“Twitter has and will continue to cooperatively share information with Mr. Musk to consummate the transaction in accordance with the terms of the merger agreement,” Twitter said according to The New York Times. “We believe this agreement is in the best interest of all shareholders. We intend to close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement at the agreed price and terms.”

In May, NewsBusters reported that Musk alleged that Twitter's disclosed number of bot accounts could be false.

"20% fake/spam accounts, while 4 times what Twitter claims, could be *much* higher. My offer was based on Twitter's SEC filings being accurate," he tweeted at the time. "Yesterday, Twitter's CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does."

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