CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, will this week address employees of Twitter at a ‘townhall’ meeting virtually.
The affluent businessman who is on the verge of a $44 billion acquisition of the social media company, had put an intended purchase on hold till he chats with Twitter workers on a probable presence of bots on the micro-blogging platform.
Latest reports suggest Musk will speak with Twitter employees on Thursday, and pose key questions before making his final decision on a takeover. It will also be the first meeting with key representatives of Twitter since he was said to be interested in its acquisition.
In confirmation to the upcoming meeting, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, sent email to employees of the company, urging them to forward questions in advance; to be tabled to Musk during the meeting. Musk will also look to ease doubts of these representatives, while explaining his vision for Twitter during the townhall meet.
Recall that board members intended to give the SpaceX CEO direct access to the massive stream of its ‘firehose’ data few days ago. That would have enabled him see over 500 million tweets posted on the platform each day.
Thursday’s meeting will potentially put an end to the ongoing ‘back-and-forth’ on the purchase of Twitter, after a deal was made two months ago. According to international sources, the $44 billion deal was followed by a barrage of Inquisition into spam and fake accounts on the platform. Musk had threatened to walk away from the deal if this information was not provided, thereby stalling any immediate acquisition at the time.
Twitter have now announced its plan to provide needed access to data which will prove useful in evaluating the entirety of fake users of the platform. This is according to an anonymous source who confirmed these information could be made available this week. A real-time record of tweets and devices used to tweet will be available with this data. Relevant information on accounts that make them will also be provided.
Elon Musk had rejected findings of the social powerhouse earlier; which stated that false or spam accounts represent fewer than 5 per cent of its monetisable daily active users; which currently stands at 229 million at the moment.