Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to ‘a public debate’ on the company’s bot data

Elon Musk issued a “challenge” to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on Saturday.
The billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO called for a public debate on how Twitter reports its spam bots and fake accounts. 
Musk has repeatedly accused Twitter of having far more bots than it reports, citing this as one reason he no longer wants to buy the company.

Elon Musk is once again challenging Twitter on the data it reports on spam bots and fake accounts, and this time he wants a public debate to settle the matter.

Responding to a tweet thread by cybersecurity researcher Andrea Stroppa summarizing Musk’s countersuit against Twitter, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO wrote on Saturday that he would proceed with his proposed $44 billion takeover of Twitter if the social platform disclosed how it tracks bots. 

“If Twitter simply provides their method of sampling 100 accounts and how they’re confirmed to be real, the deal should proceed on original terms. However, if it turns out that their SEC filings are materially false, then it should not,” Musk wrote. 

In a follow-up tweet, he added: “I hereby challenge @paraga to a public debate about the Twitter bot percentage. Let him prove to the public that Twitter has …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.