Updated 13th May 2022
He said he was waiting for information “supporting [the] calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users”.
The estimated figure Twitter announced in its first quarter 2022 results and with
Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill noting the force no longer seemed to be with him after losing thousands of followers as Twitter tried to bury trolls and spam in anticipation of the buyout (independent.co.uk, Apr. 2022) perhaps giving the mercurial entrepreneur an expensive moment of clarity regards whether either there are any real real non-celebrity users that are not logging on behind 7 proxies (knowyourmeme.com) in a St. Petersburg troll factory or whether it is not spam bots but indeed just virtual ordinary Jane/Joe issuing free speech out of the wrong hole making that Social Musk reminiscent of the blocked sewer beneath the de facto public town square and giving us the social media we deserve.
Under the terms of the deal, if either Twitter or Mr Musk walk away they must pay the other side a termination fee of $1bn.