Posted BY: RedState
Since news first broke that Elon Musk was considering a hostile takeover of Twitter, I haven’t been able to figure out if I’ve most wanted to see censorship-crazed Twitter screwed as badly as possible, or see Musk win — yet again — never deterred by the naysayers who doubt him. I think I’ve decided it’s a toss-up.
Musk’s advisors on Friday sent a letter to Twitter notifying the company that Musk was terminating their $44 billion “merger agreement,” citing insufficient data on “fake or spam accounts,” as reported by RedState. Twitter promptly returned fire, as reported by CNBC, threatening to sue Musk if he follows through and formally attempts to end the acquisition deal. The “fake or spam accounts” issue has been a sticking point for Musk since at least early May. He claims that Twitter has not provided him with accurate data.
So what the heck are “fake or spam accounts”? As reported by my colleague Bob Hoge, the “bots” issue is well beyond much ado about nothing — or nitpicking — on the part of Elon Musk.