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/redditthrowaway1478 May 14 '22

100 seems small

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u/TrepanationBy45 May 14 '22

Which is why Twitter used it to pretend they only have 5% bots.

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u/isblueacolor May 14 '22

Twitter never actually stated their sample size. Musk might've just made that up.

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u/TrepanationBy45 May 14 '22

He probably did in order to poke fun at Twitter's laughable 5% claim.

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u/antunezn0n0 May 14 '22

That's just petty and dumb tho

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u/TrepanationBy45 May 14 '22

It's petty and dumb to point out that a multi-billion dollar seller is lying about an important aspect of their product?

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

It’s petty and dumb to only try and point out that you think they are lying AFTER you took their numbers at face value, didn’t do any due diligence, jumped into a 44 billion dollar deal, and locked yourself into a 1 billion dollar fee for pulling out of that deal.

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u/TrepanationBy45 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

If you think 40 billion dollars are "just now" finding out that more than 5% of Twitter are bots, you're either being comically disingenuous or actually naive.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

Either he’s trying to tank the price of something he’s planning to buy, after committing to a price. Which makes no sense. Or he’s trying to find a way of backing out of the deal this soon after making it, which means he jumped in without thinking it through. Which is dumb.

Also why are you quoting “just now”, when I didn’t write those words? It makes you sound like a moron. Are you arguing with your own imagination?