Elon Musk must receive “some data” on spam Twitter accounts as per court order

Elon Musk vs. Twitter: As part of its methodology to determine the amount of spam accounts, Twitter is required to provide data from the 9,000 accounts sampled in the fourth quarter.

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Twitter Inc. data used in a 2021 audit of active users may be made available to Elon Musk, but additional information the billionaire sought in an effort to renegotiate his $44 billion purchase agreement with the business was denied, a judge ruled on Thursday.

In order to determine the number of spam accounts, Twitter is required to provide data from the 9,000 accounts that were sampled in the fourth quarter.

Twitter said that there was no data and that gathering it would be difficult. Katheleen McCormick, the chancellor, granted the business two weeks to provide the information.

Musk has alleged that the business misled him by inflating the number of real users in its financial filings, which he relied on to make his takeover offer, and he wanted the statistics to support Twitter’s estimates of spam.

On October 17, a five-day trial is scheduled.

Many of Musk’s other requests for data were also refused by McCormick.

“Defendants’ data requests are absurdly broad. Read literally, defendants’ documents request would require plaintiff to produce trillions upon trillions of data points,” she wrote.