In Recent News Twitter To Provide Raw Tweet Data To Elon Musk
According to various news sources, Twitter aims to give Elon Musk access to its firehose of raw data on hundreds of millions of daily tweets to speed up the Tesla billionaire’s $44 billion acquisition of the social media site.
The data-sharing agreement was not confirmed by the lawyers engaged in the deal. Musk was silent on Twitter, despite having previously expressed his displeasure with several parts of the purchase. Twitter declined to comment on the accusations, pointing to a statement released on Monday in which the company stated that it is continuing to “cooperate” exchange information with Musk.
Musk, who reached a legally binding agreement to acquire Twitter in April, claims the sale can’t go through until Twitter gives more details about the frequency of false accounts on its site. He claims, without providing proof, that Twitter has grossly overestimated the amount of “spam bots” on its platform, which are fake accounts that generally push frauds and falsehoods.
On Monday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an inquiry into Twitter for allegedly failing to disclose the scope of its spam bot and fake account operations, stating his office will investigate into “possible false reporting” of bots on the social media platform.
According to a source familiar with the situation, the Washington Post initially revealed Twitter’s proposal to provide Musk full access to the firehose. However, according to some stories, the millionaire may only have limited access.
Musk’s attempts to utilize the spam bot issue to doubt Twitter’s rumored offer may thwart the deal’s future. Musk’s attorneys accused Twitter of withholding information regarding the exact number of bot accounts on Twitter this week. When reached Wednesday afternoon, Mike Ringler, the Palo Alto, California attorney who signed the Monday letter, told the Associated Press he was not at liberty to comment on the case.
For years, fake social media accounts have been an issue. Advertisers decide where they will spend money based on the number of users offered by social media networks. Unfortunately, spam bots are also used to propagate misinformation and amplify messages.