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The issue of “fake accounts” blocks the takeover of Twitter, according to Elon Musk


There are still some unresolved issuesElon Musk said during the Qatar Economic Forum in Doha, where he appeared by videoconference, but did not wish to expand too much on the subject sensitive of the takeover of Twitter.

According to him, the social network estimates the number of fake accounts at less than 5% of daily active users, which the entrepreneur questions.

We are still awaiting a settlement on this issue which is very importanthammered the boss of Tesla and SpaceX, while Twitter finally agreed in early June to provide him with the necessary information on this subject.

Twitter’s debt and shareholder vote in favor are also among the issues to be resolved, he added.

Twitter, according to Elon Musk

Elon Musk wants 80% of the North American population and half of the world to join the social network and recognizes that it must not therefore be a space where people feel uncomfortable or harassed.

This is where his conception of freedom of expression comes into play, which is different from free access content, he said.

Twitter’s approach should be to let people say what they want within the limits of the law and limit who sees what according to users’ preferences. »

A quote from Elon Musk

If his takeover project succeeds, Elon Musk wants drive the product Twitter, as it does at Tesla and SpaceX, without necessarily having the title of CEO.

Elon Musk has been using Twitter to publicize his opinion for several years.

Photo: dpa via getty images / SUZANNE CORDEIRO

Less staff at Tesla

The multi-billionaire also clarified the figures published in the media at the beginning of June on a possible reduction in the workforce at Tesla, announcing that the number of employees should decrease by around 3.5% in the next three months before starting to increase again in a year.

About the 2024 US presidential election, the entrepreneur said he hasn’t decided who to support, but plans to invest US$20-25 million (C$26-32 million) in the campaign of the candidate on whom he or she would be chosen.

Elon Musk has previously said he favors ultraconservative Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

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