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Elon Musk Says Twitter Refusing To Cough Up Spam Numbers: They're Being 'Very Suspicious'

Stock Markets May 21, 2022 21:10
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Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk seems to be tacitly delaying the process of moving forward with his $44 billion offer for Twitter Inc (NYSE: NYSE:TWTR).

He is now focusing his attention on digging out how the social media giant handles so-called automated bots.

During a recent interview, Musk said that fake users make up at least 20% of all Twitter accounts, possibly as high as 90%.

However, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal responded that spam accounts make up fewer than 5% of total users.

One of Musk’s followers said that Twitter has made it much more difficult to report spam in a recent Twitter interaction.

Responding to the follower, Musk said he's concerned that the social media company has financial reasons not to aggressively reduce spam.

Also Read: Elon Musk On Twitter Algorithm: 'You Are Being Manipulated' And Here's How To Fix It

When one Twitter account holder asked Musk if Twitter had gotten back to him about the real active users, Musk said the company had resisted clarifying the issue.

Last week, Musk mentioned in a Twitter post that unless Twitter shows how this 5% is calculated on a daily basis, he won’t move ahead with the deal.

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