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Musk challenges Twitter CEO to public debate on bots

Stock Markets Aug 06, 2022 01:00PM ET
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(Reuters) - Elon Musk on Saturday challenged Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal to a public debate about the percentage of bots on the social media platform.

"Let him prove to the public that Twitter has <5% fake or spam daily users!," Musk said in a tweet.

He also started a poll asking users whether less than 5% of Twitter daily users are fake/spam.

Twitter on Thursday dismissed a claim by Musk that he was hoodwinked into signing a $44 billion agreement to buy the company.

Musk filed a countersuit against Twitter on July 29, escalating his legal fight against the company over his bid to walk away from the purchase agreement.

Earlier on Saturday, Musk said that if Twitter could provide its method of sampling 100 accounts and how it confirmed that the accounts are real, his deal to buy the company should proceed on its original terms.

Musk challenges Twitter CEO to public debate on bots
 

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Bullish Scart
Bullish Scart Aug 07, 2022 2:33AM ET
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funny, most reactions below are from bots. They are offended by the discussion and want equal rights.
gab nea
gab nea Aug 06, 2022 10:35PM ET
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elon lost it, no other explanation!
Raymond Wong
Raymond Wong Aug 06, 2022 4:45PM ET
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This should not be a platform for recommending any personal tips in investments. Let readers make their own decisions based on information, not tips.
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jason xx Aug 06, 2022 4:45PM ET
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It's spam they can't stop it and probably get paid to allow it
Nika Lashqarashvili
Nika Lashqarashvili Aug 06, 2022 3:53PM ET
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Art Carrano Aug 06, 2022 2:28PM ET
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Oh yes.
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jason xx Aug 06, 2022 2:07PM ET
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Twitter already challenged Elon to a debate in court.
Don Getty
Don Getty Aug 06, 2022 2:07PM ET
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twitter should say absolutely, lets also talk about what autonomous/self driving means - maybe elon should solve his own bot problem before he whines about someone elses
 
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