Twitter lawyers have charged the head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, with violating a non-disclosure agreement.
The deal to buy the social network Twitter Elon Musk stalled: the billionaire put it on pause in order to make sure that spam accounts and fake accounts make up less than 5% of social network users. However, in parallel, Musk announced a check of 100 random Twitter accounts for bots. And the lawyers of the social network did not like it.
To find out, my team will do a random sample of 100 followers of @twitter.
I invite others to repeat the same process and see what they discover …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2022
“Just got a call from Twitter Legal to complain that I violated their NDA because of [инициированной] checks 100 [учетных записей] on bots! It really happened.”Musk wrote on his Twitter page.
If such an additional check of 100 accounts (in addition to a massive one throughout the social network) was really discussed by Twitter and Musk, and it really fell under a non-disclosure agreement, then the anger of the social network’s lawyers is understandable. True, it is doubtful that it will lead to anything: both Musk and Twitter are interested in making a deal. Twitter is probably even more interested now, because amid the announcements of all these checks for bots, the company’s shares have noticeably fallen in price: from $50 on April 26 to $40 as of the current day. Market capitalization is falling along with them, and against this background, Musk’s offer seems more and more generous: he offered to buy Twitter for $44 billion, and the company’s capitalization at the moment is about 31 billion.