Elon Musk wants a reduction in the price of Twitter. (photo: The Newspaper)
Elon Musk you have expressed that you want to receive a discount on your bid to acquire Twitter equal to the percentage of users who are bot from spam.
The billionaire, who claims to be spending less than 5% of his time on the $44 billion acquisition, has made a series of comments in recent weeks criticizing Twitter. and its management team.
Musk recently said the acquisition was temporarily on holdas he wanted to confirm the company’s own figures that accounts not operated by real humans accounted for less than 5% of users.
According to Business Insider, in response to the suggestion that “if 25% of users are bots, then the Twitter acquisition deal should cost 25% less,” he wrote: “Absolutely.”
What Elon Musk’s argument is about
The CEO of Tesla Y SpaceX has claimed that well over 20% of accounts on Twitter could be “fake/spam” and has said that its offer to acquire the company was based on Twitter’s own reporting being accurate.
He criticized Parag Agrawal, CEO of Twitter, for publicly refusing to “show proof” that less than 5% of accounts were “fake/spam” and wrote that he was “concerned that Twitter has a disincentive to reduce spam, since it reduces the perceived daily users”.
Agrawal had written a fifteen post thread denying this incentive and explaining that Twitter is actively trying to reduce spam accounts; suspending over half a million spam accounts every day and blocking millions of accounts every week that can’t pass human verification challenges.