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Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO to a public debate on fake accounts

Only two days after accusing the business of fraud, Elon Musk has challenged Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to a public debate concerning the percentage of bots on its platform. Let him persuade the general public that Twitter has <5% fake or spam daily users, Musk said in a tweet spotted by Reuters.

The Tesla and SpaceX executive issued the task after giving an answer to a thread to get his legal case contrary to the company. If Twitter simply provides their approach to sampling 100 accounts and how theyre confirmed to be real, the offer should proceed on original terms, he said.

Musk then began polling his followers, asking them if they believe fake accounts constitute significantly less than five percent of Twitters daily user base. Both options are Yes and Lmaooo no. With 66.6 percent of vote by the writing of the article, the latter is ahead right now. Voting ends on Sunday.

The stunt is unlikely to prompt a reply from Twitter. The companys trial against Musk begins on October 17th and may finish in just a matter of days. In the complaint it filed this week, Musks legal team said a Botometer analysis found a higher amount of fake accounts compared to the significantly less than five percent claimed by Twitter. The business quickly shot back, calling Musks statements “factually inaccurate, legally insufficient and commercially irrelevant.

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