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politicspunter
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61433724
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Elon Musk has said his $44bn (£35bn) deal to buy Twitter is on hold after he queried the number of fake or spam accounts on the social media platform.

He said he was waiting for information "supporting [the] calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users".

Mr Musk has been vocal on cleaning up spam accounts.

However, analysts speculated he could be seeking to renegotiate the price or even walk away from the takeover.

Following Mr Musk's tweet, Twitter shares fell as much as 25% in pre-market trading.

He later tweeted that he is "still committed to acquisition".

Under the terms of the deal, if either Twitter or Mr Musk walk away they must pay the other side a termination fee of $1bn.

Twitter reported more than two weeks ago that fake accounts accounted for fewer than 5% of its daily active users during the first three months of this year.

However, the company said in determining the amount of spam accounts, "it applied significant judgment, so our estimation of false or spam accounts may not accurately represent the actual number of such accounts".

"The actual number of false or spam accounts could be higher than we have estimated. We are continually seeking to improve our ability to estimate the total number of spam accounts," it said.

Mr Musk, who is the richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine, is now examining that figure.
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Report politicspunter May 13, 2022 1:20 PM BST
How are they able to guesstimate the number of spam accounts and for the ones that they have identified, why aren't they removed from the site?
Report xmoneyx May 13, 2022 1:42 PM BST
he wants oot
Report politicspunter May 13, 2022 2:09 PM BST
Richard Signorelli
@richsignorelli
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18h
Tesla stock now down more than 40% YTD.  Musk was basing his fool's errand of buying Twitter based on the gains his company had in 2021. Different landscape now.
Report Escapee May 13, 2022 2:10 PM BST
Someone must have told him that if Trump or anyone posts something libellous about the voting machines or McD or whatever, and he doesn't take it down then he will be sued for $billions.

i.e. if you own twitter then you can't pretend to be for free speech coz it don't really exist.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 13, 2022 2:44 PM BST
Like the multi accounts on here.

10 folk got 150 accounts between them.


That guy on footy that supported arsenal had
a new account everyday, sometimes 3 or 4 a day.

All you need to open twitter account is an email.

Must be millions of sleepers.
Report politicspunter May 13, 2022 2:47 PM BST
It's like jucel/timber/sticky on here. You open an account, you get banned, you open another account, you get banned, you open another account...
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 13, 2022 2:58 PM BST
To be fair, it was so easy to make a new account
we all did it, to have a topical forum name.

When betfair started linking accounts it must
have caused chaos for them.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 13, 2022 3:00 PM BST
It's sad you cant still do it
as there would surely be a waggatha christie, and
Boris's lockdown party manager posting on the forum.
Report politicspunter May 13, 2022 3:02 PM BST
I am tempted to try and find a way round it to see if it can be done Laugh I guess I would probably finish up being banned.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 13, 2022 3:07 PM BST
It's against T&C now.
Report casemoney May 13, 2022 3:49 PM BST
How many accounts does Walter Mitty have on here ?
Report antony_27 May 13, 2022 6:05 PM BST
Why not actually put the money towards doing something useful like trying to find a cure for cancer or something similar or is buying a website a lot more important?
Report politicspunter May 13, 2022 6:18 PM BST
Hear Hear !
Report Escapee May 13, 2022 7:22 PM BST

Sticky wrote:

You don't half post some absolute bollocks


Says the biggest chocolate starfish on the forum Laugh


WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) -

An April 2023 jury trial has been scheduled in Dominion Voting Systems Inc's $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit accusing Fox News of trying to boost its ratings by falsely claiming the voting machine company **** the 2020 U.S. presidential election against former President Donald Trump.

In a short written order issued on Friday, Delaware state court judge Eric Davis said he was scheduling Denver-based Dominion's lawsuit for trial on April 17, 2023. Fox, part of Fox Corp (FOXA.O), had asked Owens for a trial date in early 2024.

Davis set aside five weeks for the trial, which could be the first of several involving baseless claims made by a variety of news outlets and individuals about Dominion's technology. Dominion filed its lawsuit against Fox News in March 2021.

Report politicspunter May 13, 2022 7:27 PM BST
Ooft !
Report SontaranStratagem May 13, 2022 7:34 PM BST
Theres no free speech in clown world
Report shiny new shoes please May 14, 2022 2:39 PM BST
Tom MacDonald - Clown World Cry
Report shiny new shoes please May 15, 2022 1:38 PM BST
US president Donald Trump .. Elon Musk won't follow through with the purchase of TwAtter 'at such a ridiculous price.'

Fred Ward
Lynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Report xmoneyx May 15, 2022 4:09 PM BST
business insider

Tesla makes some of the least reliable cars, Consumer Report
Report Stickywickets May 15, 2022 4:22 PM BST
Tesla isn't a car company
Report PorcupineorPineapple May 15, 2022 4:38 PM BST
Does it make cars?
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! May 16, 2022 5:51 PM BST
Twitter now only 38 dollars
Its A NON DEAL
Devil
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 12:39 PM BST
ELON MUSK
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
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 12:40 PM BST
THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS CRIMINAL OFFENCE, A DIGITAL ENRON!
Report A_T May 17, 2022 12:42 PM BST
Musk looking for a way out now his Tesla shares have tumbled
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 12:51 PM BST
NO, Twitter have committed a serious crime ffs
Report PorcupineorPineapple May 17, 2022 12:58 PM BST
What law have they broken? The law of Elon Musk saying something so it must be true?
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 1:05 PM BST

May 17, 2022 -- 12:58PM, PorcupineorPineapple wrote:


What law have they broken? The law of Elon Musk saying something so it must be true?


It's FRAUD FFSCrazy
Number of users is a big part of Twitter's valuation

Report PorcupineorPineapple May 17, 2022 1:09 PM BST
Fraud according to Musk only so far isn't it?

Nice to believe what he says 100% though.
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 1:10 PM BST
Musk - The real president is whoever controls the teleprompterLaugh
Report PorcupineorPineapple May 17, 2022 1:10 PM BST
I mean, I can't think of any reason why he would say something like this and damage the share price of TwitterCrazy
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 1:12 PM BST

May 17, 2022 -- 1:09PM, PorcupineorPineapple wrote:


Fraud according to Musk only so far isn't it?Nice to believe what he says 100% though.


If it's more than 5% it's fraud,
Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of less than

I think Musk has known this all along & is trying to take twitter down/expose their fraud

Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 1:13 PM BST
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https://sparktoro.com/blog/sparktoro-followerwonk-joint-twitter-analysis-19-42-of-active-accounts-are-fake-or-spam/
Report edy May 17, 2022 1:14 PM BST
Who is going to give the free thinkers all their thoughts when twitter troll manufactory accounts are done away with?

Does nobody think of the poor free thinkers?
Report PorcupineorPineapple May 17, 2022 1:15 PM BST
As long as Mike Youtube is still alive the free thinkers will carry on thinking freely
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 1:16 PM BST
ewe tube bans/censors loads of right wingers
Report PorcupineorPineapple May 17, 2022 1:17 PM BST
imagine a few have joined twitch in the last few days
Report A_T May 17, 2022 1:23 PM BST
I think Musk has known this all along & is trying to take twitter down/expose their fraud

maybe. one thing for sure doesn't look like THE DON is getting back on twitter any time soon.
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 1:25 PM BST

May 17, 2022 -- 1:23PM, A_T wrote:


I think Musk has known this all along & is trying to take twitter down/expose their fraud maybe. one thing for sure doesn't look like THE DON is getting back on twitter any time soon.


He posts on all social media everyday, don't think he's that bothered

Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 1:25 PM BST
He even has proxies on twitter
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 1:27 PM BST



YOU CAN'T SILENCE KING MAGA
Report politicspunter May 17, 2022 1:38 PM BST
It's becoming very messy indeed. I am not sure what Musk is trying to achieve by allowing previously banned for life folks such as Trump back on. That can't be appealing to normal folks or advertisers afraid of violent or racist posts.
Report A_T May 17, 2022 1:41 PM BST
He posts on all social media everyday, don't think he's that bothered

then why were you so excited about the prospect of THE DON getting back on twitter?
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 2:22 PM BST

May 17, 2022 -- 1:41PM, A_T wrote:


He posts on all social media everyday, don't think he's that bothered then why were you so excited about the prospect of THE DON getting back on twitter?


Only to see all the lefturds melt down Laugh

Report thegiggilo May 20, 2022 10:41 AM BST
JUST IN: SpaceX paid a flight attendant $250,000 in severance after she accused Elon Musk of exposing himself and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for a sexual massage..

Elon Musk's estranged father Errol Musk has confirmed that he has welcomed a baby with his stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhou..

More perversion from right wing schills,their privilege and pervertedness has no bounds same over here with the tories,arrogance and self entitlement..vermin.
Report edy May 20, 2022 10:55 AM BST

May 17, 2022 -- 2:22PM, Stickywickets wrote:


May 17, 2022 -- 1:41PM, A_T wrote:He posts on all social media everyday, don't think he's that bothered then why were you so excited about the prospect of THE DON getting back on twitter?Only to see all the lefturds melt down


Will they be in worse meltdown than your constant state of meltdown that you entered in early November 2020?

Report xmoneyx May 20, 2022 12:52 PM BST
he should offer twitter a pony
Report Stickywickets May 20, 2022 4:30 PM BST

May 20, 2022 -- 10:41AM, thegiggilo wrote:


JUST IN: SpaceX paid a flight attendant $250,000 in severance after she accused Elon Musk of exposing himself and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for a sexual massage..Elon Musk's estranged father Errol Musk has confirmed that he has welcomed a baby with his stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhou..More perversion from right wing schills,their privilege and pervertedness has no bounds same over here with the tories,arrogance and self entitlement..vermin.


ELONGATE Laugh

Report xmoneyx May 20, 2022 4:45 PM BST
musk beginning to smell
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! June 6, 2022 3:17 PM BST
Musk again asks
How many fake accounts?
Shares now below 38 dollars
Laugh
Report casemoney June 6, 2022 4:22 PM BST
Musk Tells his Workers Back to the Office , Otherwise you can pretend you are working for another Company Laugh
Report impossible123 June 6, 2022 6:59 PM BST
My advice to Musk is do not BUY twitter. It's a massive distraction for Tesla. The loose chat and bickering eg with Mr Gates is not Tesla share price conducive; just focus on Tesla. Instead possibly snap up a much smaller different division outfit in the same sector to reinforce position as numero uno in the motor industry and bolster future prospect. Maybe consider a stake in Toyota or a diversification with a dalliance in Amazon.
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