Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal to public debate on bots

Elon Musk on Saturday challenged Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Parag Agarwal to a public debate about the percentage of bots on the social media platform. “Let them prove to the public that <5% of Twitter is fake or spam daily users!" Musk wrote in a tweet. Elon Musk Also started a Twitter poll in which netizens were asked whether less than 5% of Twitter daily users are fake/spam or not.

The development comes as Twitter on Thursday dismissed a claim by Elon Musk that he was duped into signing a $44 billion deal to buy the company and Musk filed a lawsuit against Twitter on July 29. filed a countersuit, escalating its legal battle against the company to further its legal battle. away from the purchase agreement, in accordance with Reuters report good. Earlier on Saturday, Musk said that if Twitter The report says it can provide its method of sampling 100 accounts and how it confirms that the accounts are genuine, should its deal to buy the company proceed on its original terms.

Elon Musk said Saturday that his planned $44 billion acquisition of Twitter should go ahead if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are spam bots or real people, the AP reports. According to.

The billionaire and Tesla CEO is trying to back away from his April agreement to buy the social media company, which led Twitter to sue him last month to complete the acquisition. Musk retaliated, accusing Twitter of misleading his team about the true size of its user base and other problems, which he said were fraud and breach of contract. Both sides are headed to an October trial in a Delaware court, AP The report added.

Twitter has argued in court that Musk is deliberately trying to avert the deal because market conditions have worsened and the acquisition no longer serves his interests. In a court filing Thursday, it described his counterarguments as a fable “contrary to evidence and common sense. Musk invented representations that Twitter never made and then selectively, pervasive confidential data.” tries to replay it, Twitter provided them to acknowledge the violation of those alleged representations,” the company’s lawyers wrote, according to AP report good.

(with inputs from AP, Reuters)

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