In terms of litigation, there is not much time left until mid-October, and therefore the lawyers of Elon Musk and their opponents from Twitter are trying to find a winning strategy for defending interests in court for their side. Representatives of the head of Tesla and SpaceX are demanding that those Twitter experts who are responsible for determining the proportion of fake accounts in the social network’s daily audience be present to testify.
According to lawyers representing Musk, Twitter is hiding reliable information about the proportion of fake accounts from the counterparty. If Twitter employees responsible for determining this value should testify under oath. This will shed light on the truth of the situation, as Elon Musk’s representatives expect. They have already sent a letter with the relevant request to the court. And Twitter lawyers have five days. To determine what part of this letter can be public in preparation for the trial.
Elon Musk Calls Twitter Employees Responsible for Counting Suspicious Accounts for trial
Twitter, according to Bloomberg, so far has given the court only the names and surnames of the specialists responsible for storing the requested data, and the social network still hides the identities of the employees responsible for the calculation methodology and direct monitoring of fake accounts. Recall, Twitter insists that the share of such records among active users does not exceed 5% of the daily audience. Elon Musk is sure that this figure is significantly higher.
In addition, the billionaire does not like the estimates of the size of the daily monetized audience provided by Twitter. He thinks that this value does not exceed 173 million people instead of 238 million declared by opponents. He also believe that no more than 16 million Twitter users view the bulk of advertisements. And thereby generate social network revenue. However, we will follow the development of events and keep you informed in the few upcoming days.