Elon Musk colleges have interacted a lot less with Twitter accounts lately

Twitter sued Elon Musk after deciding to back out of its $44 billion takeover

Washington: Amid the ongoing legal battle against Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that “interaction with nearly all Twitter accounts appears to be much lower lately”. On Twitter, Musk wrote Thursday, “Interaction with nearly all Twitter accounts seems to be much lower in recent weeks and days. Is that accurate?”

In another tweet, Musk added, “Tesla + Twitter – > Twizzler.”

Musk’s tweet garnered several comments.

One user wrote, “That’s right.”

However, one user scoffed at Musk’s tweet saying, “Nah, Elon. We’re just actively ignoring you. Besides, are you so absurd that you measure your life by Twitter engagement scores?”

A few days ago, the microblogging site filed a lawsuit against Musk after he decided to back out of the $44 billion acquisition deal.

Twitter filed an application to expedite the proceedings and requested a four-day trial in September. Musk’s legal team opposed the proposal.

“Twitter is bringing this action to force Musk into further violations, to compel Musk to fulfill his legal obligations and to force completion of the merger when certain outstanding conditions are met,” the social media site wrote in the lawsuit. The lawsuit marks the beginning of what could be a protracted legal battle as Twitter seeks to compel Musk to pay $54.20 per share to the company.

Twitter, which was represented by powerful law firms M&A Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, alleged that Musk sought an escape from the deal, requiring a “material adverse effect” or breach of contract.

The lawsuit stated: “Musk should have tried to summon one of these people.” Musk announced the termination of a $44 billion Twitter acquisition in a message the Musk team sent to Twitter earlier in July.

Musk decided to put the deal on hold due to multiple violations of the purchase agreement. In April, Musk reached an acquisition agreement with Twitter for $54.20 per share in a deal valued at approximately $44 billion. However, Musk suspended the deal in May to allow his team to review Twitter’s claim that less than 5 percent of accounts on the platform are bots or spam.

Back in June, Musk publicly accused the microblogging site of breaching a merger agreement and threatened to walk away and cancel the takeover of the social media company for not providing the data he requested about spam and fake accounts.

Musk alleged that Twitter was “actively resisting and thwarting his rights to information” as outlined in the deal, CNN reported, citing the letter he sent to Twitter’s chief legal, policy and trust, Vijaya Jade.

Mask asked Twitter to hand over information about its testing methodologies to support his claims that bots and fake accounts make up less than 5 percent of the platform’s active user base, a figure the company has consistently stated for years in standard public disclosures.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by the NDTV crew and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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