Elon Musk believes the Twitter deal ‘cannot move forward’ until bot numbers are proven
Elon Musk has maintained his allegation that false and spam accounts could account for more than 20% of Twitter’s users, stating the acquisition transaction “cannot move forward” until Twitter verifies the veracity of its far lower estimate of less than 5%. Musk is currently in the midst of paying $44 billion for Twitter and its estimated 226 million monetizable daily active users.
According to reports, Musk made similar remarks at a tech conference in Miami yesterday. During the presentation, Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed that bots might account for at least 20% of Twitter users. “Right now, I’m being informed that there’s simply no way to know the number of bots,” Musk remarked. “It’s as enigmatic as the human soul.”