Mumbai: Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday said the Twitter deal cannot move forward until CEO Parag Agrawal shows proof of spam accounts data.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the billionaire clearly stated that the deal can only move forward if there’s clarity on the spam accounts of the social media platform.
“20% fake/spam accounts, while 4 times what Twitter claims, could be *much* higher. My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate. Yesterday, Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does,” Musk said in a tweet response.
Earlier in the day, Musk trolled Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal, who posted a series of tweets explaining the microblogging site’s efforts to fight bots and spam or fake accounts.
In a series of tweets on Monday, Agarwal explained how the micro-blogging platform is fighting spam and fake accounts with data, facts and context.
Musk didn’t seem convinced with the explanations and responded to the thread with a poop emoji.
He later stated in another tweet: “So how do advertisers know what they’re getting for their money? This is fundamental to the financial health of Twitter.”