On October 17, Jack Dorsey will appear in the Twitter v. Musk. Strangely, it was the Tesla boss who put him on his list, not Twitter.
Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey are friends. When the boss of Tesla and SpaceX tried to get his hands on Twitter in the spring of 2022, the creator of the social network even publicly supported him, criticizing the management of the company he created himself. . On the other hand, since Elon Musk decided to crash Twitter, Jack Dorsey no longer speaks on the case. No one really knows which way he leans. Does he think Elon Musk is right? Or is he trying to convince his friend to go through with the operation?
The answer to that question may be known on October 17, when the Twitter v. Musk. If one could imagine that Jack Dorsey would be asked to testify, it was more difficult to anticipate that it would be the Musk clan who would put him on their list of people they want to be questioned. Elon Musk’s lawyers are betting on Jack Dorsey to tweet secrets that would allow them to end the takeover. But is Jack Dorsey on the same wavelength?
Always the fantasy of fake accounts
Nothing says that Jack Dorsey will be called to the stand on October 17. On the other hand, Elon Musk’s lawyers have given him an injunction, which obliges him to provide them with a whole series of confidential documents. Elon Musk wants the creator of Twitter to confess to justice that the social network lies about the percentage of fake accounts, and relies on this appearance to obtain information. Musk’s lawyers want Dorsey to testify about the impact of ‘spam’ on Twitter’s business, its monthly user count and calculation methodology, how to spot fake accounts and bonuses received by management based on it financial results. Elon Musk has also signed up other Twitter executives, like Bruce Falck, in hopes of getting them to confess.
Can this strategy work? In court, it is likely that Jack Dorsey and the others will reveal new information, which could go in the direction of Elon Musk if he is indeed right. However, Judge Kathaleen McCormick has already warned Elon Musk that this lawsuit is not about fake accounts, but about a billionaire who pledged to buy a company and no longer wants it. Even if the Musk camp tries to reverse the situation, there is a strong probability that all of this will be for nothing.
Anyway, these injunctions could allow Elon Musk to obtain new confidential information on Twitter, which he has been seeking to do for several months. Twitter representatives are also concerned about its real intentions and fear that the purpose of this operation is precisely to steal intellectual property from the social network.