Elon Musks team will check the number of fake Twitter
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Elon Musk’s team will check the number of fake Twitter accounts

Billionaire Elon Musk announced the decision to conduct his own research to determine the number of bots among Twitter users before proceeding with the process of buying a social network.

    REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Musk announced on Friday that he was suspending his Twitter purchase after releasing a report on the social network’s performance in the first quarter of 2022, which found about 5% of monetized daily active Twitter accounts are fake or used for spam.

“To find out, my team will randomly select 100 @twitter followers.”wrote Musk tweeted a link to his own platform account, which has more than 61 million subscribers. He also invited other members of the social network to conduct a similar review. “and see what they find.”

Elon Musk added that he sampled 100 accounts for verification because Twitter uses the same number in its own calculations.

Recall that on April 25, the social network Twitter announced that it had accepted Musk’s purchase offer. A week later, Twitter publicly admitted that fake and spam accounts accounted for less than 5% of its monetized daily active users in Q1 2022.

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