Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’

E lon Musk has said he is “still committed” to his deal to buy Twitter, after revealing on Friday that the takeover is “temporarily on hold” over details around the number of spam and fake accounts present on the site. The billionaire Tesla owner agreed a £34.5 billion deal to take over the social media … Read more

Elon Musk says his team ‘will do a sample of 100 Twitter followers’ to see how many are bots

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his team are preparing their own audit of 100 Twitter followers to check how many are bots and spam accounts.  Earlier, citing a week-old regulatory filing from Twitter, Musk claimed that he wanted to pause the deal to verify that false or spam accounts represented fewer than 5 per cent … Read more

How Should Twitter Change?

This piece originally appeared in our Daily newsletter. Sign up to receive the best of The New Yorker every day in your in-box. Last month, when Elon Musk announced that he planned to buy Twitter, I thought of “South Park,” the rowdy animated comedy series about grade schoolers. One 2016 episode centers on TrollTrace.com, a … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter deal is

London — Elon Musk  said Friday that his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform, another twist amid signs of internal turmoil over the proposed acquisition. In a tweet, the Tesla billionaire linked to a Reuters story from May 2 citing … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’ pending details on spam accounts

LONDON — Elon Musk said Friday that his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform, another twist amid signs of internal turmoil over the proposed acquisition. In a tweet, the Tesla billionaire linked to a Reuters story from May 2 … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’

(c) dpa-Zentralbild POOL FILE – Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Shares of Tesla and Twitter have tumbled this week as investors deal with the fallout and potential legal issues surrounding Tesla CEO Musk and his $44 billion bid to buy … Read more

Twitter fires 2 executives, adding to Musk buyout turmoil

Twitter fires 2 executives, adding to Musk buyout turmoil – CBS San Francisco Watch CBS News In the latest sign of turmoil inside Twitter amid Elon Musk’s planned buyout of the company, the company has fired two senior executives. Sara Donchey reports. (5-12-22) Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live … Read more

Twitter fires 2 executives, adding to Elon Musk buyout turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) —  In the latest sign of turmoil inside Twitter amid Elon Musk’s planned buyout of the company, the company has fired two senior executives. A Twitter general manager, Kayvon Beykpour, is leaving after seven years.  In a series of tweets Thursday, Beykpour said that CEO Parag Agrawal “asked me to leave after … Read more

Elon Musk Says Twitter Deal ‘Temporarily on Hold’ Pending Fake Account Details

Elon Musk said Friday that his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform. It’s another twist after signs of internal turmoil amid the Tesla billionaire’s planned buyout of the company, including that Twitter fired two of its top managers Thursday. … Read more