The feud between Elon Musk and Twitter is heating up. After accusing the social media platform company of fraud, the Tesla boss challenged the Twitter CEO to an open debate.
It said Elon Musk challenged Parag Agrawal for an open debate regarding the percentage of bots on the social media platform.
“Let him prove to the public, the number of fake or spam daily users on Twitter is less than 5 percent,” Musk said as quoted from his Twitter account, Sunday (7/8/2022).
The debate challenge to Parag Agrawal is the Tesla and SpaceX boss's response to the thread supporting a legal case against Twitter.
Elon Musk then conducted a poll, asking if they believed fake accounts on Twitter made up less than 5 percent of the social media's daily users.
The two options are “Yes” and “Lmoooo no,” where as of the publication of this story, 66.1 percent of the vote said no.
It is known that a Delaware court has granted Twitter's request to speed up the trial of the lawsuit against Elon Musk after the SpaceX boss declared the company's acquisition cancelled.
In a preliminary hearing or hearing on Tuesday, local time, Judge Kathaleen McCormick said the trial would be held for five days in October 2022.
Citing The Verge, Wednesday (20/7/2022), in an oral argument before a judge, Twitter claimed Musk's bot argument was in bad faith to back out of the deal, due to a case of acute buyer remorse.
Twitter originally wanted a date for the lawsuit to be in September, while Musk put forward a date for February 2023.
But in the end, the Twitter vs Elon Musk trial will be held for five days in October, or longer than the company proposed. The exact date has not yet been scheduled.
Twitter attorney William Savitt said the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the deal cost the company “hourly, every day.”
“Mr Musk has been and remains under contract to use his best efforts to close this deal,” Twitter said. “What he did was the opposite of best efforts. It was sabotage.”