Elon Musk has decided not to move forward with a $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter after a disagreement with the company about the number of spam and fake accounts. The details were revealed in a regulatory filing on Friday.
Musk claims that Twitter did not provide adequate information regarding the number of spam accounts on Twitter.
"In short, Twitter has not provided information that Mr. Musk has requested for nearly two months notwithstanding his repeated, detailed clarifications intended to simplify Twitter’s identification, collection, and disclosure of the most relevant information sought in Mr. Musk’s original requests," reads the filing.
In a filing in May, Twitter estimated that 5% of its accounts were fake.
"While Twitter has provided some information, that information has come with strings attached, use limitations or other artificial formatting features, which has rendered some of the information minimally useful to Mr. Musk and his advisors," the filing reads.