Musk links deal progress on proof of spam bot share on Twitter

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors. Photo: Bloomberg

Elon Musk said on Tuesday his $44-billion offer would not move forward until Twitter Inc shows proof that spambots account for less than 5% of its total users, hours after suggesting he could seek a lower price for the company.

“My offer was based on Twitter‘s SEC filings being accurate. Yesterday, Twitter‘s CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5% (spam accounts). This deal cannot move forward until he does,” Musk said in a tweet.

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