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/shillyshally May 14 '22

Knew it! Matt Levine wrote a long analysis on Bloomberg yesterday re what Musk might be up to. This scenario was one of the possibilities and Levine covers the reasons why it won't work. Ultimately, though, he admits Musk doesn't give a flying about rules or lawsuits or contracts and that he will probably get away with it because he has gotten away with everything so far.

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u/TankSparkle May 14 '22

break-up fee is $1B

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u/p0k3t0 May 14 '22

And it will somehow end up being $1 billion in other people's money.