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


  • Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk said on Friday that his Twitter takeover was temporarily put on hold.
  • Musk said he will do his own research into how many Twitter users are fake accounts.
  • Twitter said in a public document this month that less than 5% of users have fake or spam accounts.

Elon Musk said on Friday that he plans to conduct his own research to determine the number of Twitter users who are actually bots before taking over the social media company.

Musk added that the Twitter deal was “still committed” to the acquisition, although the Twitter deal was put on hold until the site’s estimate of less than 5% of users had fake or spam accounts in a tweet sent on Friday morning.

On Friday evening, Musk announced how his team would evaluate the estimate.

“Our team will find out by randomly sampling 100 Twitter followers,” Musk said. Twitter, represents the platform’s own account with more than 61 million followers. “I invite others to repeat the process and see what they find.”

that addition “I chose 100 as the sample size number because Twitter uses it to calculate its own estimates,” he said.

Twitter announced on April 25 that it had accepted Musk’s takeover offer. A week later, Twitter public submission Fake or spam accounts accounted for less than 5% of daily active users that could monetize in Q1.

When a Twitter user asked if Musk had thought about it before he reached a $44 billion deal, the CEOs of Tesla and SpaceX said they “relied on the accuracy of Twitter’s public data.”

in follow-up TwitterMusk wrote a cry emoji with the caption, “Bots get mad at calculations.”



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