Elon Musk vows to delete fake accounts if his $46.5 billion bid to take over Twitter succeeds
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has pledged to remove spam bots or fake robotic accounts from Twitter if his proposal to buy the social media platform succeeds, allowing only real humans to use it.
Musk, the world’s richest man and CEO of Tesla and Space X, made an offer to buy Twitter last week, claiming that he would restore the microblogging platform’s freedom of expression.
“If our twitter bid succeeds, we will defeat the spam bots or die trying,” Musk tweeted Thursday night, April 21. He added, “And authenticate all real humans.”
The Tesla Inc CEO had previously expressed his deep concerns regarding crypto bots putting up scam posts on Twitter to dupe investors.
At a TED Talk on April 14, Musk said, “If I had a Dogecoin for every crypto scam I saw, we’d have 100 billion Dogecoin.”
“A top priority I would have is eliminating the spam and scam bots and the bot armies that are on Twitter,” Musk added.
He also said that he was considering going directly through Twitter shareholders to buy the social network and has since announced that he has secured nearly $46.5 billion to finance the takeover.