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Musk Lawyer Says Twitter Stonewalled on Bot Data, Whistle-Blower

Aug. 24, 2022, 7:58 PM

Twitter Inc. “stonewalled” Elon Musk on requests to nail down how much of the social-media platform is spam and robot accounts, and has refused access to data from a whistleblower who claimed the company was hiding the true figures, the billionaire’s lawyer told a judge.

Musk claims Twitter’s user figures are inflated by the accounts, citing them as a reason for ditching his $44 billion buyout of the company. That kicked off a legal fight in Delaware as Twitter seeks to get him to consummate the deal. Musk’s attorney asked a judge Wednesday to grant him access to employees who ...