Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold because of bots

Not open for further replies.


Level 44
Thread author
Top Poster
Nov 10, 2017
Last month, Twitter announced that it has struck a deal with Elon Musk to acquire the micro-blogging platform for $44 billion or $54.20 per share in cash.

Now, Musk has confirmed that the deal has been put on hold. According to Musk's latest tweet, the Twitter acquisition has been put on hold as he verifies Twitter's claim that less than 5% of the users are bot/fake accounts.

Last week, Twitter disclosed that it estimates fake or spam account count to be less than 5% of its monetizable daily active users during the first quarter.

According to the terms of the agreement, Musk will have to pay a billion dollar penalty if he backs out of the Twitter deal. In a subsequent tweet, Musk said he is committed to acquiring Twitter:


Staff Member
Malware Hunter
Jul 27, 2015
Elon Musk today threatened to pull out of his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter in a letter that claimed the company violated the merger agreement by refusing to provide the data behind its spam estimates. Musk needs the data to obtain financing and prepare for the ownership transition, according to the letter sent to Twitter Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde.

"Based on Twitter's behavior to date, and the company's latest correspondence in particular, Mr. Musk believes the company is actively resisting and thwarting his information rights (and the company's corresponding obligations) under the merger agreement," Musk's legal team wrote in the letter to Twitter on Monday. "This is a clear material breach of Twitter's obligations under the merger agreement, and Mr. Musk reserves all rights resulting therefrom, including his right not to consummate the transaction and his right to terminate the merger agreement."


Level 4
Oct 6, 2021
He regretted it, because it was a lot of money in the purchase, she was already losing money in the other companies and all this amount in the purchase of Twitter made him think again and went back and now he is making excuses, it is the famous trauma after purchase
  • Like
Reactions: [correlate]


Level 8
Jun 21, 2020
Exactly. It's still funny to me, that the majority is suddenly angry and malicious as to how he spends his own wealth and regretted decisions. It's like going to the bakery and asking for a diamond on display. :p


Level 80
Top Poster
Mar 29, 2018
It's still funny to me, that the majority is suddenly angry and malicious as to how he spends his own wealth and regretted decisions.
I couldn't care less what he does with his money or who sues who over any of this ****. It's all simply fuel for the media. They're all MegaCorps where most of the wealth is distributed and the 90% are enslaved to them.

This is the age of the MegaCorp and there's no escape, unless you go back to living off the land.
Not open for further replies.

About us

  • MalwareTips is a community-driven platform providing the latest information and resources on malware and cyber threats. Our team of experienced professionals and passionate volunteers work to keep the internet safe and secure. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and strive to build a strong and supportive community dedicated to cybersecurity.

User Menu

Follow us

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to know first about the latest cybersecurity incidents and malware threats.