Twitter. Elon Musk allowed to amend complaint with whistleblower

The battle between Elon Musk and Twitter continues. This Wednesday, September 7, Elon Musk was authorized by the judge supervising the case, to include in his arguments justifying the abandonment of his plan to take over Twitter, the accusations made recently by a whistleblower, the former head of social network security.

Twitter accused of manipulation by its ex-security chief

The magistrate, Kathaleen McCormick, on the other hand, refused that the trial be postponed as a result, as requested by Elon Musk’s team, believing that this would risk further harming Twitter’s activities, according to the text of her decision consulted. by theAFP.

In mid-August, the former security chief of Twitter accused the social network of having concealed vulnerabilities in its protection system and lied about its fight against fake accounts, at the heart of a legal dispute between him and Elon Musk. In a press release, Twitter ensured that security and data protection were among its priorities.

An agreement broken by Musk in July

Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, had signed a 44 billion dollar agreement to buy the social network, before breaking it unilaterally in early July.

He believes that Twitter lied about the proportion of automated accounts and spam on its platform, and even claims that the social network “fraud” by voluntarily increasing the number of monetizable accounts.

The social network, he says that spam accounts for less than 5% of users.

A legal battle launched around the takeover

As soon as the takeover agreement was broken, Twitter sued Elon Musk to force him to honor his promise. Elon Musk counterattacked, with a complaint in which he asks the court to release him from the agreement and order Twitter to pay him damages.

Lawyers for both parties have been waging a fierce battle for weeks with subpoenas and injunctions to provide documents.

A trial is due to open on October 17 before the Delaware Court of Chancery, a court specializing in business law, and last five days.

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