Now that Elon Musk has exposed Twitter for the fraudsters that they are in regards to their fake bot spam accounts, which Twitter claims are only 5% of their overall users, Musk has decided that it doesn’t make sense to continue the $44 billion deal he originally offered the big tech giant.
Twitter’s worst nightmare just came true, and it wasn’t long before its lawyers started throwing lawsuits at the richest man in the world.
Elon responded on Twitter with one word… ‘CHUCKMATE’.
Musk attached an image of Chuck Norris sitting in front of a chess board that clearly resembled Musk beating Twitter in a game of chess. Instead of checkmate, Musk decided to have a little fun and go with “Chuckmate”.
Musk was referring to the fact that Twitter refused to disclose bot info when asked about the fake accounts, and now that Twitter is going to force Musk to buy Twitter in court, they’ve essentially backed themselves in a corner because Twitter will now have to disclose the fake bot info in court as well.
Elon Musk also responded to the latest major development in his ongoing feud with Twitter late Sunday evening – tweeting out a meme of him laughing after Twitter reportedly lawyered up to sue him for moving to drop his $44 billion takeover of the company.
A law firm representing the Tesla CEO sent a letter to Twitter on Friday, alleging Twitter “made false and misleading representations” when Musk agreed to buy the company on April 25 and has “breached” multiple provisions of the initial agreement.
Musk’s team has raised concerns over “spam bots” on the platform, and Musk wants Twitter to prove that less than 5% of its daily active users are automated spam accounts. Musk has argued that Twitter significantly underestimated the number of these “spam bots” on its service.
Twitter has claimed that spam accounts represent well below 5% of its active user base each quarter.