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Twitter Must Give Musk More Data on Bots in Battle Over Deal

  • Judge orders Twitter to hand over spam-account review results
  • Musk seeking to walk away from $44 billion buyout of platform
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Twitter Inc. was ordered to hand over more information about spam and bot accounts to Elon Musk as part of its legal fight to make the billionaire complete his $44 billion acquisition of the social-media platform.

Delaware Chancery Court Judge Kathaleen St. J. McCormick Thursday ruled Twitter must turn over information about 9,000 accounts it surveyed last year in hopes of identifying which had human beings attached to them. Twitter sought to deny Musk access to this “historical snapshot” on privacy and other grounds.