Elon Musk Reacts to Report on Fake Twitter Account Numbers

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Elon Musk responds to a report from a former CIA and FBI cyber security specialist who claims that nearly 80% of Twitter accounts are fake.  Musk tweeted, “Sure sounds higher than 5%!”  His reason for backing out of the Twitter purchase was the vast presence of bots, despite Twitter’s claim that less than 5% were fake accounts.  Whistleblower Peiter Zatko, Twitter’s former security chief who alleged the company intentionally minimized the estimated percentage of bots, has been subpoenaed by Musk’s attorneys.