Billionaire Elon Musk’s legal team is demanding Twitter Inc provide the names of employees responsible for calculating what percentage of social network users are bots and spam accounts.
About it writes Reuters, citing a source.
Bots and spam accounts have become a central issue in a legal battle over whether Musk should complete his $44 billion Twitter acquisition.
Twitter and Musk are preparing for the trial, which is due to begin on October 17 in Delaware.
In the letter, Musk’s lawyers asked the judge hearing the case to force Twitter to provide the names of employees so the defense team could question them, the source said.
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Musk claims he has the right to withdraw from the agreement because Twitter did not provide him with enough information about the company’s business.
Musk’s lawyers accused Twitter of “failing to provide or refuse” to hand over information that would help Musk and his team identify the true number of bots or spam accounts on the social networking platform.