Elon Musk says Whistleblower proves rampant Twitter bots are on the site


Elon Musk’s legal team says that a whistleblower’s SEC complaint is relevant to the ongoing court case. Twitter is suing Musk to make him go through with his purchase of the social media company. And the Musk team alleges that Twitter bots and spam accounts were hidden from the billionaire.

The SpaceX and Tesla billionaire is trying to walk away from the $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. And is claiming that the social media site is hiding a big problem with bots.

Whistleblower files SEC complaint

Petier Zatko Twitter’s ex-security chief made several shocking allegations that the platform was misleading the Federal Trade Commission, lying to Musk about Twitter bots, and allowing an Indian government agent to have “access to vast amounts of Twitter sensitive data.” 

The whistleblower complaint alleges that Twitter executives intentionally allow bots to falsely inflate user numbers. Twitter denies the claims and alleges Zatko’s report is a “false narrative” that is “riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies.”