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Elon Musk set to address Twitter employees for first time since deal

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to address Twitter employees for the first time this week in an attempt to allay their fears and convey his vision.

According to Insider, Musk will address Twitter employees via virtual meeting on Thursday and will take questions from them about his $44 billion takeover deal, which he has put on hold until he receives answers about the presence of bots on the micro-blogging platform.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal reportedly announced the event in an email to employees, instructing them to submit questions for Musk ahead of time.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Twitter’s board of directors intended to grant Musk access to a massive stream of “firehose” data containing more than 500 million tweets posted each day.

Musk requested information about spam and fake accounts shortly after acquiring Twitter for $44 billion in April.

He even threatened to back out of the agreement if the company failed to provide the data.

To end the standoff with the billionaire, the Twitter board intends to grant him access to data that he claims is required to assess the number of fake users on the platform.

According to the report, the information could be provided as soon as this week, according to the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The data includes not only a real-time record of tweets, but also information about the devices from which they are tweeted, as well as information about the accounts that tweet.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO previously stated that he does not believe Twitter’s findings that false or spam accounts account for less than 5% of its monetisable daily active users (229 million).


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