Opening another front against Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday asked the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate whether Twitter’s claims on the number of its user base are true.
One follower said that if it turns out that Twitter lied in the official filing, dire consequences and complete distrust of investors could await it. Musk replied: “Hello sec gov, any house?”
While Twitter said in its SEC filing that less than 5 percent of its monetizable daily active users (MDAUs) are fake. Musk believes the number of bots is four times higher.
To prove his point, Musk has now started a poll among his more than 93 million followers.
He posted, “Twitter claims 95 percent of daily active users are real, unique human beings. Does anyone have that experience?”
One user responded: “I think Elon Musk knew this was the case before he went on Twitter.
If Twitter lied about how many real users they have to the SEC, we’re looking at a company like that.” , which has perpetuated fraud on its shareholders and advertisers. Big trouble for Twitter.”
Musk Replied, “Absolutely.”
“It seems like Twitter should welcome external verification if their claims are true,” he said.
Musk had previously said that the $44 billion Twitter deal could not proceed until Agarwal proved the exact bot numbers.
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