@PPathole @Twitter Twitter legal just called to complain that they hacked their NDA by revealing the bot control sample … https://t.co/AOd1ZiAvqV
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1652570137000
“The Twitter Legal Department just called to complain that they hacked their NDA by revealing that the bot control sample size is 100!” tweeted Musk, chief executive of the electric car maker Tesla Inc. Musk on Friday tweeted that its $ 44 billion cash deal to make the company private was
“temporarily on hold” while he waited for the data on the proportion of his own fake accounts.
The Twitter deal is temporarily suspended pending details to support the calculation that the spam / fake accounts actually represent … https://t.co/Cx5mfKtKVi
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1652435078000
He said his team would test “a random sample of 100 followers” on Twitter to identify bots. Her response to a question sparked Twitter accusation.
When a user asked Musk to “process the bot account filtering process,” he replied, “I chose 100 as the sample size number, because that’s what Twitter uses to calculate.”
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Musk tweeted in the early hours on Sunday that he has not yet seen “any” analysis showing that the social media company has fake accounts of less than 5%.
He later stated that “There is some possibility that it could be over 90% of daily active users.”