Elon Musk Files ‘Confidential’ Countersuit against Twitter

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has filed a countersuit against Twitter amid his ongoing battle with the company regarding the failed $44 billion buyout deal.

Musk’s lawsuit comes after Twitter sued him for terminating a deal to purchase the platform.

However, despite Musk having been notoriously vocal on social media about Twitter’s lawsuit, he chose to keep the details of his counterclaim confidential for unknown reasons, according to The Hill.

The Wall Street Journal cited individuals close to the case who stated that Musk is expected to counterclaim that the number of monetizable daily active users was changed by Twitter before the deal went through.

Musk has repeatedly accused Twitter of downplaying the number of fake and spam accounts on the platform.

While Twitter claims the number of fake accounts is no more than 5 percent, Musk believes the figure is closer to 20%.

Musk’s legal team claims that Twitter violated the agreements by failing to provide adequate information regarding bots on Twitter and that the company has incorrectly stated the number of bots on the platform.

The WSJ further reported that Musk is likely to claim that Twitter did not respond when he made inquiries on spam number data that the team claimed were not sufficiently answered by Twitter.

Musk’s counsel argues that Twitter violated their agreement on a number of counts, including that the social media company fired two executives and therefore violated the purchase agreements.

Just days after Musk terminated the purchase agreement, Twitter filed a lawsuit against the billionaire.

Twitter claims in the lawsuit against Musk: “These claims are pretexts and lack any merit.

“Musk, by contrast, has been acting against this deal since the market started turning, and has breached the merger agreement repeatedly in the process.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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