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Musk wants public debate with Twitter CEO, not upcoming court trial

A cellphone displaying a photo of Elon Musk placed on a computer monitor filled with Twitter logos.

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Elon Musk, unhappy with ongoing court case as he tried to break $44 billion merger contract, has Open debate to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal.

Twitter bot percentage,” Musk wrote in a tweet Saturday. “Let him prove to the public that Twitter has

Of course, the Musk/Agrawal debate is unlikely to happen, and Musk’s proposed debate is unlikely to prove anything about the Twitter spam facts. Musk, Agrawal, or both could choose to testify at an upcoming trial in Delaware Chancery Court. Unsurprisingly, CNBC reports that “a person close to the company” The source said there would be no debate outside of the pending trial. “

Despite Musk’s stated desire to prove his point in public debate, he tried to delay the trial until February 2023. Judge Kathaleen McCormick rejected the decision Sk’s request for a delay, while granting Twitter’s motion to expedite the trial, is now set to begin Oct. 17. “The reality is that the delay threatens to cause irreparable harm to sellers,” McCormick said in her ruling. Notation.

Twitter says the trial has nothing to do with spam

Musk may be concerned that the trial will not adequately focus on his claim that Twitter’s spam volume is inaccurate. “That’s not what this case is about,” Twitter attorney William Savitt said at a trial day hearing, saying Musk The spam complaint is a “human problem.”

Musk had no right to base the number of spam accounts on Twitter, Twitter wrote in a court filing last week. Withdrew from the merger, saying there was no reference to fake or spam accounts in the agreement. Twitter wrote: “When Musk offered to acquire Twitter, he didn’t ask for it — nor did Twitter make any representations about the number of fake or spam accounts, “Musk abandoned all due diligence – giving Twitter 24 hours to accept his take-or-drop offer before making it directly to Twitter’s shareholders,” Twitter wrote, adding that “Musk abandoned all due diligence — giving Twitter 24 hours to accept his take-or-drop offer. ”

Twitter also noted that Musk’s analysis was designed to show that at least 10% of Twitter’s daily active users are spam or fake users. The cyber tool that recently flagged his own account as a possible bot.

At the heart of Musk’s attempt to crack the merger deal is his unsubstantiated claim that Twitter’s public statement about the amount of spam is incorrect. Specifically, Twitter reported in an SEC filing that less than 5% of its monetizable daily active users (mDAU) were spam or fake users .

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