According to a report published in the
Washington PostTwitter’s board plans to comply with Musk’s request and provide him with access to data that the SpaceX boss says is relevant to assessing the number of fake profiles on the platform so that he can move forward with the takeover deal.
Shortly after striking a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter in April this year, the Tesla chief asked Twitter about spam and fake accounts. On Monday, the world’s richest man threatened to walk away from the deal if the company didn’t provide the data.
The report, citing a person familiar with the matter, further revealed that the data could be provided to Musk as early as this week.
The data includes real-time recording of tweets as well as the devices from which they were tweeted. It also includes information about the accounts that made the tweet.
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