ELON Musk has shared his thoughts on a report that claims a large amount of Joe Biden's Twitter followers are fake.
On Wednesday, the world's richest man took to Twitter to react to a new audit that explores President Joe Biden's followers.
"Interesting," Musk wrote in response to a tweet by Gary Black, an SEC-registered investment adviser, that shared the audit.
The report was published by Newsweek and claims that almost half of Biden's current 22.2 million followers on Twitter are fake accounts.
"So … [checks calculator] … that would be like 10 times more than 5%," Musk added in a separate tweet.
This figure was provided by an audit tool developed by software company SparkToro.
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SparkToro's report is based on an assessment of several factors, including location issues, default profile images, and new users.
Musk, who is currently trying to buy Twitter, has already expressed concerns about the number of fake accounts on the platform.
Now, this data – if confirmed – may cast further doubts on his $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the billionaire said the purchase "cannot move forward" until CEO Parag Agrawal provides "proof" that fewer than five percent of accounts are fake.
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The Tesla CEO has been publicly sparring with Agrawal over the number of bot accounts on the platform.
Musk has claimed that 20 percent of Twitter accounts were "fake/spam accounts" and that figure was "4 times what Twitter claims, could be *much* higher."
Meanwhile, Agrawal claimed that internal estimates are actually "well below" the reported five percent, adding that he didn't believe that the figure could be accurately investigated by a third party.
Musk, in response to the tweets, commented with a single poo emoji. He then asked how Twitter's advertisers know what they're getting for their money.
"My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate," Musk wrote.
"Yesterday, Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does."
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At the All In Summit, Musk strongly hinted that he wouldn't mind paying less for Twitter than the current offer on the table.
It's unclear at this time if the SpaceX CEO will use the unconfirmed reports to negotiate a better deal for the acquisition.
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