Twitter must provide Elon Musk with more data on fake accounts

A Delaware judge has ordered Twitter to give Elon Musk more information about the fake accounts active on the social network, the central point of the conflict between the two parties.

Twitter was ordered to give Elon Musk more information over spam and fake accounts from its customer base, one of the central issues in litigation between the social network and the billionaire, as the company battles through the courts to complete its takeover for $44 billion.

Kathaleen St. J. McCormick, Justice of the Delaware Court of Chancery, issued that order among several others on Thursday. She partially granted Elon Musk’s request for fake account data, but said that his full request was “ridiculously broad”.

The SEC asks for clarification

The two parties confront each other with a view to October 17 trialsending a torrent of subpoenas to investors, advisers and banks involved in the proposed acquisition.

On Wednesday, a letter published by the US Securities and Exchange Authority (SEC) showed that the institution asked Twitter in mid-June to provide details on its method of identifying fake accounts and other spam. Twitter responded to this letter and argued thathe “(presented) already adequately” his methodology in its official communication.

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