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Twitter agreed to pay whistleblower $7M in settlement: report

Twitter agreed in June to pay $7 million to settle a compensation dispute with the whistleblower whose allegations shall be a part of Elon Musk’s case in opposition to the corporate, based on a supply aware of the matter.

Whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, who was fired by Twitter in January and was the corporate’s safety head, final month accused the social media agency of falsely claiming it had a strong safety plan and making deceptive statements about its defenses in opposition to hackers and spam accounts.

Zatko will meet the US Senate Judiciary committee on Sept. 13 to debate the allegations.

The settlement resolved a dispute about unpaid compensation and didn’t forestall him from submitting a whistleblower grievance, which he did quickly after reaching the settlement with Twitter, based on the supply.

Zatko’s legal professional mentioned Zatko can’t touch upon the existence of a settlement with Twitter.

Zatko’s settlement was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which mentioned he agreed to a nondisclosure settlement that forbids him from talking publicly about his time at Twitter or disparaging the corporate.

Particulars of Zatko’s settlement will quickly be made public within the courtroom filings in Twitter’s authorized battle with Musk, who has claimed he can stroll away from his $44-billion settlement to purchase the social media firm.

Musk has alleged the corporate misled him in regards to the variety of bots or pretend accounts on the platform and in regards to the correct solution to measure energetic customers. Twitter is suing him to power him to purchase the corporate for $54.20 a share. A trial is scheduled for subsequent month.

Twitter inventory closed up 1.6% at $41.85 a share.

Twitter didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.

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