Musk challenges Twitter CEO to a “public debate” about bots

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If you thought you weren’t getting updates from the Twitter-Musk question for some time, let us tell you that you were very wrong. After the entrepreneur’s lawyers presented a 165-page document explaining the reasons that led him to abandon the acquisition, now Musk has suggested that discuss in public of the matter. And she did it in a very particular way, “challenging” Parag Agrawal in a debate on the platform’s bots. But will the Twitter CEO accept the challenge?

Musk vs Twitter: now the entrepreneur challenges Parag Agrawal to a public debate

“I hereby challenge Parag Agrawal to a public debate on the percentage of Twitter bots – writes Elon Musk in a tweet -. Let me show the public that Twitter has <5% fake or spam daily users “. So Tesla's CEO publicly challenged Agrawal to a debate on bots, one of the thorniest topics in the Twitter acquisition. And as if that weren't enough, Musk asked his followers to publicly state whether or not they believe the platform's claims about the number of fake users. There are two possible answers: "Yes" reported by three emoji part robot – which imply that the users who use them are mostly bots – or “Lmaooo no”.

So far, 67.2% of users have chosen the “Lmaooo no” option. In any case, the poll will end on Sunday, but something makes us think that the result will end up going in Musk’s favor. Beyond this, it is quite unlikely that Parag Agrawal will choose to give in to the entrepreneur’s provocations. And the same goes for Bret Taylor, President of Twitter. After all, the company is confident that in court it can get what it wants. But what if the platform really proves to have a small number of bots?

The answer comes from a tweet from Musk: “If Twitter simply provides the method to sample 100 accounts and are confirmed to be real, the deal should proceed on original terms. However, if it turns out that their SEC documents are materially fake, then it shouldn’t. ” At this point, we just have to follow the events of this incredible issue. Sooner or later there will be a winner, we are sure.