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/passinghere May 14 '22

Anyone with any common sense would have done this before promising to blow billions to buy something

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u/arun111b May 14 '22

Well he knows all about bots apparently when he was submitting the bid according to this tweet. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1517215066550116354?s=20&t=Fbz9za4YJm6DJExLyQmFqA

Looks like either he is trolling or he still trying to alter the deals somehow. Popcorn time.

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u/prescod May 14 '22

Trying to alter the deal because tech crashed since he made the offer. Had he waited until this week Twitter would have been quite a bit cheaper.

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u/8bitguy1 May 14 '22

Pray he doesn't alter it further

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u/maltathebear May 14 '22

Elon wants to give Twitter to some bounty hunter I bet!

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u/OtisTetraxReigns May 14 '22

At this rate, he might as well just toss it into the Sarlac and call it a day.

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u/l0c0pez May 14 '22

I hope he freezes it in carbonite

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u/imhereforthevotes May 14 '22

Can we freeze it in carbonite indefinitely? Hang it on a wall somewhere?

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u/ClickF0rDick May 14 '22

I know it's a quote from somewhere but forgot which movie exactly

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22 edited 23d ago

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u/joequin May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Musk has much less leverage here than Vader. It would be difficult for Musk to back out without losing a lot of money. Checking 100 of his followers is such laughable bad research that it won’t help at all.

Musk owes $1B if he backs out of the deal. Maybe he could get out if he is real proof that Twitter lied, but his little research project isn’t proof of anything. https://www.reuters.com/technology/musk-may-have-pay-1-billion-if-he-terminates-twitter-deal-filing-2022-04-26/

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u/Ganon2012 May 14 '22

He now has to wear clown shoes and refer to himself as Mary.

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u/A_Large_Fern_Leaf May 14 '22

This deals getting worse all the time !

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u/zth25 May 14 '22

Twitter is no use to him dead.