Elon Musk calls on Twitter CEO to “public debate” about bots

Maybe Elon Musk doesn’t want a court battle with Twitter? After his lawyers presented 165-page arguments on why he no longer wants to pursue his 44-billion-dollar contract to buy the platform, Musk suggested publicly mixing things up – possibly in front of a jury of Tesla fans, Dogecoin hodlers, and potential Mars colonizers. among his Twitter followers – to get to the bottom of the so-called Twitter bot problem.

“I hereby challenge you @paraga to the public debate on the percentage of bots on Twitter ” Musk preaches to all 102 million members of his forum. “Let him prove to the public that Twitter has <5% of daily fake or spam users!"

Musk immediately pinned a tweet to his profile and then polled his followers on whether they believe Twitter’s argument that less than five percent of its monthly active users are “fake / spam”. The two options are “Yes” with three robot emoticons (which cleverly suggests that any user who selects this option is also a bot) or “Lmaooo no”.

So far, 67.2 percent of users have chosen “Lmaooo no”. The poll ends Sunday and its results will almost inevitably be skewed in Musk’s favor. The latter feat seems unlikely to trigger a direct reaction from Agrawal CEO or Twitter Bret Taylor, as the actual dispute (in front of a real judge and jury) is set to take place in court in just a few months.

Twitter’s lawyers have already outlined what the company thinks about Musk’s bot accusations (which Twitter claims Musk got from some website called Botometer) in an extensive filing that heavily references his tweets and may be updated to accommodate today’s selection. Of course, they’re just experts on corporate laws and contracts – they may not have what it takes to roll your argument with memes, quote tweets, and polls.

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