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Musk with Twitter execs before making a bid, unclear if bots discussed

Elon Musk has said he will not move forward with his $ 44 billion Twitter acquisition until he has more details about fake accounts on the platform, but he met with the company’s top brass for three days to discuss its business before he publicly announced his bid, according to a new securities filing. The…

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Elon Musk’s China ties add potential risks to Twitter purchase

Elon Musk’s ties to China through his role as electric car brand Tesla’s biggest shareholder could add complexity to his bid to buy Twitter. Other companies that want access to China give in to pressure to follow Beijing’s positions on Taiwan and other issues. But Twitter is shut out by internet barriers that block most…

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Indonesia Prez Joko Widodo meets Elon Musk after nickel talks

Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk on Saturday in Texas to discuss potential investments and technology, Indonesia’s government said in a statement. The meeting between Musk and Widodo, better known as Jokowi, came after a round of working-level discussions on a potential investment in Indonesia’s nickel industry and supply…

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Elon Musk has wrong approach to count fakes, spam on Twitter: experts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent Twitter shares tumbling on Friday when he said he was going to put his $ 44 billion acquisition of the social network “on hold” while he researches the proportion of fake and spam accounts on the platform. Though Musk later clarified that he remains committed to the deal, he continued…

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This is how Elon Musk plans to determine number of bots on Twitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday had put the $ 44 billion Twitter deal on hold temporarily over pending details supporting the calculation that spam and fake accounts represent less than 5 per cent of users. Musk has now come up with a method to determine just how many fake accounts there are on Twitter.…

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal on hold pending details on fake accounts

Elon Musk, during an event at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, US, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Bloomberg / Getty Elon Musk announced Friday that his Twitter deal is on hold until he receives more information about how many fake accounts there are on the social media platform. Twitter’s stock plummeted 18% following the announcement.…

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