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Musk Says Bots Are a Problem for Twitter Deal, Not China

  • The Tesla CEO sounded a cautious note about deal’s fulfillment
  • Musk said Twitter must be appealing to draw ‘half the world’
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WATCH: Musk discusses the status of his bid to purchase Twitter and the three issues that “need to be resolved before the transaction can complete.”Source: Bloomberg
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Elon Musk cautioned there are a number of issues to iron out before he can complete his $44 billion takeover of Twitter Inc., including getting an accurate measure of bots on the social media platform and completing financing for the deal.

The proportion of fake, spam and bot accounts on the service is “still a very significant matter,” Musk said in an interview with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at the Qatar Economic Forum in Doha. “And of course there is the question of, will the debt portion of the round come together, and then will the shareholders vote in favor.”