Twitter’s Board of Directors has finally caved and will hand over internal data on the platform’s fake accounts as Elon Musk has requested.
As Slay News previously reported, Musk recently sent a letter to Twitter, accusing them of being in breach of his purchase agreement.
According to The Washington Post, Twitter has agreed to comply with the requests for information.
“After a weeks-long impasse, Twitter’s board plans to comply with Elon Musk’s demands for internal data by offering access to its full ‘firehose,’ the massive stream of data comprising more than 500 million tweets posted each day, according to a person familiar with the company’s thinking, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the state of negotiations,” the Post reports.
Twitter plans to give Elon Musk access to a large swath of its data, potentially down to its very last tweet, after he threatened to pull out of a $44 billion deal for the company, saying it has refused to give him information about fake accounts. https://t.co/XMKUDwtswh
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 8, 2022
— Affiniti Digital (@affinitidigital) June 8, 2022
Musk wrote in his letter that “Twitter has, in fact, refused to provide the information that Mr. Musk has repeatedly requested since May 9, 2022, to facilitate his evaluation of spam and fake accounts on the company’s platform.
“Twitter’s latest offer to simply provide additional details regarding the company’s own testing methodologies, whether through written materials or verbal explanations, is tantamount to refusing Mr. Musk’s data requests.
“Twitter’s effort to characterize it otherwise is merely an attempt to obfuscate and confuse the issue.
“Mr. Musk has made it clear that he does not believe the company’s lax testing methodologies are adequate so he must conduct his own analysis.
“The data he has requested is necessary to do so.”
Elon Musk sent a new letter to Twitter, saying the spam bot stuff “is a clear material breach of Twitter’s obligations under the merger agreement… Musk reserves all rights resulting therefrom, including his right not to consummate the transaction…” https://t.co/Z0zU6WDX33
— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) June 6, 2022
Twitter has claimed that fewer than 5 percent of the users on the platform are spam or fake accounts.
However, Musk argues that the number of fake users is closer to 20 percent.