American billionaire, owner of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, said he could buy Twitter if the company shows how the authenticity of accounts on the social network is confirmed.
“If Twitter just talks about its method of sampling 100 accounts and shows how they are authenticated, then the deal will be closed on the original terms,” he wrote on Twitter.
At the end of April, it was reported that Musk was going to buy Twitter for $44 billion in order to turn the social network into the world’s “free speech platform”. But in the end, he backed out of the deal in early July. The businessman’s lawyers cited Twitter’s unwillingness to provide the necessary information to Musk and ignoring his requests about fake accounts and spam on the platform as the reason for this decision, due to which the businessman was unable to assess the business potential of the site.
Twitter then sued the businessman to force him to complete the acquisition of the company. Musk countersued.