Musk doubts Twitter’s numbers and ponders if over 90% of service’s daily active users are fake.
Elon Musk continued to sound off about the actual number of automated bots and fake accounts on Twitter Inc. over the weekend, and said Twitter’s legal team accused him of breaking a nondisclosure agreement.
On Friday, Musk tweeted that his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter was “temporarily on hold” while he investigated whether bots, spam and fake accounts actually make up less than 5% of the service’s accounts, as Twitter has claimed. That sent Twitter shares TWTR, -9.67% sinking nearly 10% on the day.
Later Friday, Musk tweeted that he was conducting a random sampling of 100 accounts to check how many were not legitimate, noting he used that number because “that is what Twitter uses to calculate
On Saturday, he tweeted: “Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sample size is 100! This actually happened.”
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