The lawyers of Elon Musk indicate that Twitter is hiding the identity of the people in charge of counting and evaluating the accounts that are spam bots. The CEO of Tesla is in litigation with the social network, after stepping aside with the purchase of it.
“Elon Musk is accusing Twitter Inc. of hiding key witnesses in his legal battle on whether to consummate a $44 billion buyout of the company, according to people familiar with the allegations”, assures Bloomberg.
According to the defense of the South African, Twitter is trying to hide those in charge of this work. “Musk maintains that the social media company is not providing the names of employees specifically responsible for assessing how much of Twitter’s user base is made up of spam and bot accounts.said the people, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.”, adds the medium.
For this reason, a request has been made to the authority so that the social network stops hiding them. “Musk’s lawyers have asked the judge in the case to force Twitter to identify the workers. so the defense can get their records and question them, the people said.”, adds the American portal.
This request has been made formally to the judge in charge. “On Tuesday [9 de agosto] a letter was filed under seal asking Delaware Chancery Court Judge Kathaleen St. J. McCormick to force Twitter to hand over the names. Under court rules, Twitter’s lawyers have five business days to decide what should be removed from the filing as confidential information.”, affirms the North American media.
Musk filed a countersuit against Twitter, at the end of July, stating that the information about spam bots in the social network was not correct. The billionaire and his lawyers they accused the company of changing the numbers of active users after the purchase agreement.
The trial between both parties will begin on October 17, despite the fact that Musk wanted to postpone it until the following year. Twitter is asking the billionaire to pay the same amount he offered to buy the platform: $44 billion.