Tesla boss Elon Musk continues to cause confusion about his takeover plans from Twitter. Musk wrote on the short message service early Saturday morning that the acquisition could go ahead as planned if Twitter explained its method for verifying the authenticity of 100 customer accounts.
But if it turns out that the notifications to the US Securities and Exchange Commission are fundamentally wrong, then not. When asked by Reuters, Twitter declined to comment on Musk’s tweet.
Musk actually wanted to take over Twitter for $44 billion, but dropped his plan. As a reason, Musk stated that Twitter had broken several points of the takeover agreement. One point of contention is the proportion of fake user accounts.
Musk believes he is taller than Twitter’s stated less than five percent. Twitter has sued Musk over his withdrawal. Musk immediately responded with a counterclaim. He had been deceived, it said in the indictment, which became known on Thursday.