Elon Musk puts Twitter deal ‘on hold’ due to bots

One of the biggest tech stories of the year so far has been Twitter “reaching a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk” in a deal that could ultimately be worth about $44 billion.This action has been more or less uninterrupted since then, and recent developments are remove a few executivesand Musk’s announcement that he would allow former US President Donald Trump to return to the platform.

Now Musk has suddenly announced that the deal is “on hold” (Thanks, Financial Times), tweeted a recent Reuters article about the percentage of spam/bot accounts on the platform, and said he needed to back up Twitter’s claim that they represent less than 5% of the platform’s users for details.

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