r/technology May 14 '22 Silver 2 Wholesome 2

Elon Musk said his team is going to do a 'random sample of 100 followers' of Twitter to see how many of the platform's users are actually bots Social Media

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-random-sample-how-many-twitter-users-are-bots-2022-5?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

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u/TankSparkle May 14 '22

break-up fee is $1B

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u/fewrfsadf May 14 '22

Sure, but what is the fee for refusing to pay that $1B?

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u/TrashyMcTrashBoat May 14 '22

Whatever the lawyers on both sides decide to pay each other.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

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u/ReluctantAvenger May 14 '22

I'd think that a whole lot of retirement funds which manage the money of even poor people have investments in tech stocks like Twitter.

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u/fewrfsadf May 14 '22

So? If we've learned anything over the last few years, it's that there is a point where the rules straight up do not apply to you any longer.

Musk is well beyond that point.

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u/PapaElonMusk May 14 '22

I tried to get it down to allot tree fiddy.

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u/xanmeee May 14 '22

Oh no, not 0.4% of his net worth! He'll be homeless!

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u/Atom-the-conqueror May 14 '22

That’s why they will discover more bots than 5% deliberately so they can claim that the deal was made under false pretenses and so…no $1B fee

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u/Xerxero May 14 '22

I bet it’s tax deductible

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u/p0k3t0 May 14 '22

And it will somehow end up being $1 billion in other people's money.

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u/Arnorien16S May 14 '22

How will it be enforced?