Elon Musk sent the Left into fits when he made a bid to buy Twitter.
After a long back-and-forth, the deal looked dead.
But now, Democrats are sweating bullets after Musk delivered one subpoena showing the war against the censors is far from over.
Elon Musk pledged to buy Twitter for $44 billion and take the company private.
However, the deal was held up because Musk could not confirm the number of fake accounts on the platform.
Twitter said only 5% of accounts were fake, but Musk believed the number was closer to 20%.
The social media giant sued Musk because he backed out of the deal.
But things just got interesting after a whistleblower came forth and said that Twitter is not being honest about the number of bot accounts on the platform.
And Musk subpoenaed Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey to get to the bottom of the matter.
The Daily Wire reported that “the legal team for Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk subpoenaed former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey amid the ongoing battle over the social media platform. Musk…argues that the company’s disclosed quantity of false or spam accounts is inaccurate — perhaps numbering as high as 33% rather than Twitter’s reported 5%. A lower number of monetizable daily active users (mDAU) than the number Twitter has reported could justify a lower company valuation.”
Many on the Left who were apoplectic over the thought of Musk taking control of the platform mocked his claim about fake accounts.
But whistleblower Peiter Zatko, Twitter’s former head of security, lent credence to Musk’s claim.
Zatko complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that he “uncovered extreme, egregious deficiencies by Twitter in every area of his mandate” that included privacy, security, and the platform’s dubious content moderation.
The Wall Street Journal reported that “among Mr. Zatko’s claims are that Twitter executives, including Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, deliberately undercounted the prevalence of spam on the platform. Those claims could further complicate Twitter’s battle with Mr. Musk…”
Zatko explained, “There are many millions of active accounts that are not considered ‘mDAU,’ either because they are spam bots, or because Twitter does not believe it can monetize them…These millions of non-mDAU accounts are part of the median user’s experience on the platform.”
Some have argued that Musk’s offer to buy Twitter was a clever gambit to sell large quantities of his Tesla stock without triggering a panic sell-off among public shareholders.
But this new evidence could suggest that Musk was genuine in his desire to buy the platform and clean it up.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.