Twitter calls Musk’s bots complaints ‘irrelevant sideshow’ for terminating deal

Musk was fully aware of the bot issue when he signed the deal to buy the company, Twitter’s lawyers said in a filing Monday.

Twitter Inc dismissed Elon Musk’s complaints that he doesn’t have enough information about spam and robot accounts an “irrelevant sideshow” and urged a judge to hold a trial as soon as possible over his cancellation of a $44 billion buyout of the company.

“The earliest possible trial date is imperative,” Twitter’s attorneys said in the nine-page filing Monday, responding to Musk’s request for a delay. “This very public dispute harms Twitter with each passing day.”

Musk, the world’s richest man, backed out of the deal to buy the platform on July 8, accusing the company of not complying with the contract by providing information to assess how prevalent the bots are on the social media platform. He says it will take months to conduct a forensic review and asked for a February trial. Read More….

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