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Musk sues Twitter whistleblower in spam account takeover case – IT Pro – News

Elon Musk summoned former Twitter security chief and whistleblower, Peter Zatko. Musk wants Zatko to testify in the Twitter lawsuit against Musk. Musk and Zatko say Twitter is not being honest about the number of spam accounts on the platform.

Documents show that Zatko should testify in a US court on September 9 who publishes The Verge. The informant should also share any material he has about spam accounts. Zatko has not yet responded to the summons, so it is not clear if he will comply.

the one who whistles He says among other things That Twitter doesn’t know how many bots the platform has and that the company doesn’t necessarily want to know. Zatko, based on conversations with business leaders, said that if the true number of spam accounts were exposed, it could hurt Twitter’s value and image. The numbers Twitter mentions are percentages based on the number Daily active users who can monetize And not the total number of users.

The number of spam accounts is important to the holder, because he wants to use them To get out of his Twitter takeover. Musk claims Twitter has more spam accounts than the platform indicates, and says he’s not getting enough data from the company to get more clarity on the matter. in july Twitter sued Musk To force him to take over the podium after all.

With Zatko’s lawsuit and testimony, Musk hopes to convince the court that Twitter is lying about the number of spam accounts and that the billionaire does not need to take over the platform. In addition to the takeover suit, Zatko appears Later in September At a public hearing of the US Senate to discuss the company’s alleged security weaknesses.

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