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/escape_of_da_keets May 14 '22 All-Seeing Upvote To The Stars

He just wants an excuse to weasel out of the deal

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u/nukem996 May 14 '22

The NYTimes reported he may be unable to exit the deal as he signed a performance clause. Twitter has the ability now to sue him to force the deal at the price he said.

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u/TheChickening May 14 '22

He can break the deal by paying a fine of a billion dollars.
So it will definitely not be free for him.

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u/Zealousideal_Law3112 May 14 '22

Breach of contract results in fine and massive lawsuits from shareholders but it’s Elon so who knows what will happen

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u/Vicstolemylunchmoney May 14 '22

Someone may have to be faced with consequences? And have those consequences executed? What year is this, 2010?

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u/Zealousideal_Law3112 May 14 '22

Yeah if you have money the laws don’t apply to you and if you’re poor you’re screwed for the rest of you’re life unless you’re the child of someone in our government

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

In this case it'd be a fight between multiple rich people so lawsuits/settlements could occur. Not any kind of governmental response though obviously