Sci-Tech
Saturday Aug 06 2022
By
Reuters

Musk says Twitter deal should go ahead if it provides proof of real accounts

By
Reuters
An image of Elon Musk is seen on smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. — Reuters
An image of Elon Musk is seen on smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. — Reuters 
  • Musk says Twitter deal should proceed if authentic accounts are shown.
  • Twitter on Thursday dismissed Musk's claims.
  • Musk had said he was hoodwinked into signing the deal.


Elon Musk said that if Twitter could provide its method of sampling 100 accounts and how it confirmed that the accounts are real, his $44 billion deal to buy the company should proceed on original terms.

"However, if it turns out that their SEC filings are materially false, then it should not," Musk tweeted early on Saturday.

Twitter on Thursday dismissed Musk's claims that he was hoodwinked into signing the deal to buy the social media company, saying that it was "implausible and contrary to fact". 

Musk made the claims in a countersuit filed under seal last Friday, which was made public on Thursday.