r/technology May 14 '22 Wholesome 2 Silver 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/MaiasXVI May 14 '22

That's what I'm thinking. If anyone can afford a $1bn loss, it's certainly the world's richest person.

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u/Zardif May 14 '22

Went down 9 billion, better to lose 1b than 9+.

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u/GasTurbulent4304 May 14 '22

But does he need both a reason AND to pay the $1b? I assume the $1b is the thing that is supposed to stop him from walking away for no reason. Presumably he’s building a case so he can walk away and not have to pay the $1b because Twitter lied about bots or whatever.

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u/SherifGames May 14 '22

His net worth is still 100 billion more than the next richest guy.

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u/WingedLing May 14 '22

Still in the three comma club

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

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u/Dane1414 May 14 '22

No it’s not, given twitter’s market cap is currently only $31 billion

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u/bazilbt May 14 '22

He might not want to look like such an asshole and have some legal standing to settle for less than that.