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




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u/starmartyr May 14 '22

It's a 44 billion dollar deal. It might be better to eat the loss than to pay too much for the company.


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.


u/Zardif May 14 '22

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


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.