Twitter didn’t conduct a rigorous depend of faux accounts and stymied Mr. Musk’s efforts to grasp how spam was tallied, the submitting mentioned. “Musk was flabbergasted to be taught simply how meager Twitter’s course of was,” the submitting mentioned, noting that the corporate used individuals to determine the data relatively than machine studying.
Mr. Musk tried getting extra knowledge from Twitter about pretend accounts, the submitting added, however the firm “intentionally erected synthetic roadblocks and annoyed defendants’ efforts.”
To find out how Twitter counts pretend accounts, Mr. Musk wanted months of discovery and dozens of depositions, his legal professionals mentioned. Mr. Musk has contended that Twitter’s public disclosures that pretend accounts are round 5 p.c of energetic customers are deceptive. Incorrect figures might be a “materials antagonistic impact” underneath the deal’s phrases and permit Mr. Musk to stroll away, his legal professionals mentioned, arguing that the numbers bear “immediately on Twitter’s potential worth to customers and advertisers.”
Twitter additionally breached the phrases of the deal by not too long ago firing two prime executives with out warning Mr. Musk and never working enterprise because it usually would, his legal professionals mentioned.
The corporate mentioned in its swimsuit that it had notified Mr. Musk’s legal professionals concerning the two executives and that the legal professionals had “raised no objection.”
Twitter and Mr. Musk are scheduled for a listening to on the case on Tuesday at Chancery Courtroom in Delaware, the place the corporate filed its lawsuit in opposition to the billionaire. The chancellor of the court docket, Kathaleen St. J. McCormick, has been assigned to supervise the case, and can determine whether or not to hurry the case alongside, as Twitter has requested, or delay it for Mr. Musk.