Elon Musk is doing everything he can to win the case against Twitter

Elon Musk is doing everything he can to win the case against Twitter

The date of October 17 is approaching, when the legal dispute between Elon Musk and Twitter will arrive in court. Summary of previous episodes: Musk, owner of Tesla, concludes a purchase agreement for the microblogging platform for a value of 44 billion dollars. A few weeks later he withdraws from the agreement, accusing Twitter of having lied about the number of fake accounts and bots on the social network. Twitter sues him and begins an intricate legal process. The latest development: Musk's team of lawyers asked former Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey for documents.

Dorsey stepped down from his role last November, giving way to Parag Agrawal. According to the official request, Dorsey will have to produce documents and testimonials regarding fake, bot or spam accounts on the platform. Specifically, Elon Musk's attorneys ask for information and documents regarding the metrics used to measure the platform's daily activities and how these metrics have been used in financial records. Twitter continues to claim that it never lied about the number of fake accounts, which it claimed to be less than 5%.

Last week Musk had obtained some documents belonging to a former product development manager, fired at May, Kayvon Beykpour. Dorsey, a personal friend of Musk, has always supported the purchase by the multibillionaire. “Elon is the solution I trust,” he tweeted in late April. Twitter, for its part, has also tried to access communications between Musk and other Silicon Valley investors to understand how its position regarding the purchase has changed.

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The process of October 17 will determine whether Twitter will be able to force Musk to continue with the purchase (the situation, it must be said, is rather paradoxical). Everything will depend on whether the judges consider Musk's assumptions about fake accounts and alleged Twitter lies sufficiently convincing. At the moment, observers and experts have many doubts as to whether the claims of Tesla's CEO have a solid basis.