Elon Musk said his team will run a “random sample of 100 followers” on Twitter to see how many of the platform’s users are actually bots.

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  • Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk said on Friday that the acquisition of Twitter was temporarily suspended.

  • Musk said he would conduct his own research on the number of Twitter users who are fake accounts.

  • According to Twitter, less than 5% of users are fake or spam accounts in this month’s public filing.

On Friday, Elon Musk said he plans to conduct his own research to determine the number of Twitter users who are actually bots before continuing to buy social media companies.

In a tweet sent early Friday morning, Musk said Twitter transactions were pending until he could see a site quote that fake or spam accounts accounted for less than 5% of users. He added that he was “still committed” to the acquisition.

On Friday night, Musk announced how his team would evaluate the quote.

“To find out, my team creates a random sample of @ twitter’s 100 followers,” Musk said. Tweet, Refers to the platform’s own account with over 61 million followers. “I encourage others to repeat the same process and see what they discover.”

he Added “I chose 100 as the sample size number because it’s what Twitter uses for calculations,” he estimates.

Twitter announced on April 25 that it has accepted the offer to buy Mask.A week later, Twitter Public filing That fake or spam account accounted for less than 5% of the monetizable daily active users in the first quarter.

When Twitter users asked if Musk was thinking about this before agreeing to a $ 44 billion deal, Tesla and SpaceX CEOs said, “It depends on the accuracy of Twitter’s public filing.” rice field.

Follow up Tweet“Bots are angry at being counted,” Musk wrote, with a crying emoji.

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