© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the groundbreaking ceremony for Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory in Shanghai, China, January 7, 2019. Reuters/Aly Song
(Reuters) – Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1525615849167589380 twitter company (NYSE: )’s legal team accused him of breaching a non-disclosure agreement by disclosing that the social media platform had a sample size of 100 automated users.
“Twitter Legal just called to complain that I was violating their NDA because I revealed that the sample size for bot checks was 100!” Musk, CEO of electric car maker Tesla (NASDAQ: ), said in a statement. Post on Twitter.
Musk tweeted on Friday https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1525049369552048129 that his $44 billion cash deal to take the company private is “on hold” while he awaits data on the proportion of his fake accounts .
He said his team will test a “random sample of 100 followers” on Twitter to identify the bots. His answer to a question sparked accusations on Twitter.
When a user asked https://twitter.com/PPathole/status/1525292561816256512 Musk to “detail the process of filtering bot accounts”, he replied https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1525304736538312707?s=20&t= 2aqDR -hdkikuuHC__yzkdg: “I chose 100 as the sample size because that’s what Twitter uses to calculate
Musk tweeted in the early hours of Sunday that he had not seen “any” analysis showing that the social media company had less than 5% of fake accounts.
“There’s a chance it could be over 90 percent of daily active users,” he said later.