Twitter Agrees To Share More Data On Accounts With Elon Musk


The foremost microblogging app, Twitter, has finally agreed to share more data regarding the nature of its millions of user accounts with Tesla boss, Elon Musk.

Last month, Elon Musk offered to buy the social media platform for $44 billion. The deal, however, has been protracted majorly because the site has refused to share more information about its user’s data with Musk.

According to a Business Insider report, Twitter has released this tranche of data to Musk. The new data included information on bots and real-time API data.

This was in response to Musk’s legal representatives who wrote Twitter that the earlier shared data was insufficient to make critical decisions.

Elon Musk, as part of his commitments to the deal, virtually met with employees of the company, hinting that he would integrate crypto payments when the deal is finally completed.

Twitter Bots Accounts Remain Contentious

Elon Musk, previously, had stated that around 20% of Twitter’s users were bots but the social media site, through its CEO Parag Agrawal, had insisted that its bots account were less than 5%.

Speaking with Business Insider, a spokesperson at Twitter maintained that the company has shown its commitment to the deal by providing more information for Musk.

Per the spokesperson,

Twitter has and will continue to cooperatively share information with Mr. Musk to consummate the transaction in accordance with the terms of the merger agreement.

Some have opined that Musk’s unending request for data is an attempt to enable him renegotiate his offer for Twitter. His $54.20 per share offer for the social media company is miles ahead of the current worth of the company -which is currently less than $40.

In the same vein, the platform’s board has revealed that it is actively looking forward to the deal, by recommending that Twitter shareholders vote in favor of the acquisition deal.

Elon Musk has said that his Twitter’s purchase is geared towards protecting free speech.