The purchase of Twitter by the businessman and CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, has become more complicated than we thought and that is after the pause that he put on the acquisition of the social network, due to a large number of bots and account false. Now the tycoon seeks to pay less than agreed.
Let us remember that the purchase process was closed for 44 billion dollars, but Musk has stressed that the price of the acquisition should be reduced in proportion to the actual number of bots that are active on Twitter , and according to what he says, it is that they represent the least 25% of all users and not 5% as indicated by the company.
Elon Musk hasn’t confirmed his true intentions about a Twitter price cut, but he agreed with the strategy shared by conservative Ian Miles Cheong, who opined over the weekend that if 25% of users are bots, the purchase agreement should cost 25% less.
If 25% of the users are bots then the Twitter acquisition deal should cost 25% less.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 21, 2022
The businessman responded with a simple message: “Absolutely” . However, if Musk decides to prove that there are a large number of fake accounts and decides to bet on a reduction in the offer he made to Twitter, the final cost would be about 33 billion dollars, but as long as the number of bots represents 25% of the users that the social network has .
It would not be the first time that Elon Musk intends to lower the price of the purchase of Twitter, since a few days ago, he explained that renegotiating the price is something that is not out of the question and assured that the more questions are asked, the more it is the worries that grow.
The CEO of Tesla has tweeted about Twitter’s suspicion of counting bots on the social network and said they have refused to explain how they calculate that 5% of daily users are fake.