Elon Musk’s authorized staff is demanding Twitter flip over the names of staff accountable for calculating what share of the social media web site’s customers are bot and spam accounts, in accordance with a supply accustomed to the matter.
Bot and spam accounts on Twitter have change into a central concern within the authorized battle over whether or not Musk, who’s Tesla’s chief government, should full his $44 billion acquisition of the social media firm.
Musk stated final month he was terminating the deal as a result of Twitter has withheld details about these accounts. Twitter sued Musk to finish the deal, and has stated the difficulty has no bearing on the settlement with Musk.
An Oct. 17 trial is scheduled in Delaware.
In a letter filed below seal on Tuesday, Musk’s attorneys requested the decide overseeing the case to compel Twitter at hand over the worker names in order that the protection staff can query them, the supply stated.
Bloomberg first reported the request by Musk’s lawyers.
A lawyer for Musk declined to remark. Twitter didn’t instantly reply to request for remark.