- Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk said on Friday that the Twitter acquisition was temporarily put on hold.
- Musk said he will do his own research on how many Twitter users are fake accounts.
- Twitter said in a public filing this month that less than 5% of users have fake or spam accounts.
Elon Musk said on Friday that he plans to conduct his own research to determine the amount of Twitter users who are actually bots before continuing to buy the social media company.
In a tweet sent early Friday morning, Musk said the Twitter deal was put on hold until the site confirmed its estimate that fake or spam accounts represent less than 5% of users, but added that he is “still committed” to the purchase.
On Friday evening, Musk explained how his team will evaluate the forecast.
“My team will randomly sample 100 @twitter followers to find out,” Musk said. chirprefers to the platform’s own account, which has more than 61 million followers. “I invite others to repeat the same process and see what they discover.”
—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 14 May 2022
HE IS Additional “He chose 100 as the number of samples because that’s what Twitter uses to calculate”, his own estimate.
Twitter announced on April 25 that it had accepted Musk’s buyout offer. A week later, Twitter said in a public filing that fake or spam accounts accounted for less than 5% of its monetizable daily active users in the first quarter.
When a Twitter user asked if Musk had considered a $44 billion deal before accepting it, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he “confidents the accuracy of Twitter’s public filings.”
in a follow chirp“He is angry because bots are counting,” Musk wrote, along with a crying smiley emoji.