Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter

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I couldn't give a shit whether Leon Musk buys twitter or how much he pays for it.

But I can't understand why everyone keeps spelling his name funny. Are they all deslyxic? :unsure:
 

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Is Elon Musk trying to reverse out of this deal ? Or is he geniunely worried about fake accounts , spam and bots? Surely he would have ( should have) known about those before he made his bid ?

" Elon Musk said his $44 billion bid to purchase Twitter was “temporarily on hold” until he could get more details to confirm that spam and fake accounts represent less than 5 percent of the social network’s total users.

Mr. Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, made the announcement in a pre-dawn tweet on Friday. He linked to a Reuters article published on May 2 about a regulatory filing by Twitter that included an estimate of the number of spam and fake accounts.

Shares in Twitter fell about 20 percent in premarket trading on Friday
Mr. Musk has said that ridding the platform of fake accounts, bots and spam is one of his top priorities after taking over.


Known for his freewheeling and sometimes impulsive business style, Mr. Musk’s comments raise questions about the future of a deal that would put one of the most influential social media platforms under the control of world’s wealthiest person.
The deal for Twitter includes a $1 billion termination fee that Mr. Musk would have to pay if he backs out of the deal, though it was unclear how such a clause would apply if Mr. Musk determined Twitter’s user figures were incorrect."
 

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He is playing a game. If he cancels the offer the share price tanks and then he can make a much lower offer.
 

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rumour has it that fake accounts are around 48% , aparently even joe biddet 's account is followed by a similar percentage of "fake accounts"'
 

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rumour has it that fake accounts are around 48% , aparently even joe biddet 's account is followed by a similar percentage of "fake accounts"'

Its the same on Instagram. I have 2000 followers on insta. I bet you at least 50% are bots. Inactive bots too.
 

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Is Elon Musk trying to reverse out of this deal ? Or is he geniunely worried about fake accounts , spam and bots? Surely he would have ( should have) known about those before he made his bid ?

" Elon Musk said his $44 billion bid to purchase Twitter was “temporarily on hold” until he could get more details to confirm that spam and fake accounts represent less than 5 percent of the social network’s total users.

Mr. Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, made the announcement in a pre-dawn tweet on Friday. He linked to a Reuters article published on May 2 about a regulatory filing by Twitter that included an estimate of the number of spam and fake accounts.

Shares in Twitter fell about 20 percent in premarket trading on Friday
Mr. Musk has said that ridding the platform of fake accounts, bots and spam is one of his top priorities after taking over.


Known for his freewheeling and sometimes impulsive business style, Mr. Musk’s comments raise questions about the future of a deal that would put one of the most influential social media platforms under the control of world’s wealthiest person.
The deal for Twitter includes a $1 billion termination fee that Mr. Musk would have to pay if he backs out of the deal, though it was unclear how such a clause would apply if Mr. Musk determined Twitter’s user figures were incorrect."
twitter lied about the percentage of bots , a bit like selling a ton of sand as gold
 

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