Twitter Bot Accounts Measuring by Elon Musk for Spam Detection Goes Under Question

Twitter Bot Accounts measuring by Elon Musk for Spam Detection Goes Under Question

Botometer creator and owner Kaicheng Yang has raised questions about the accuracy of measuring “false or spam accounts” on Twitter as he doesn’t know the way that Elon Musk’s team adopted.

Elon Musk’s legal team is in battle with Twitter for estimating the number of “false or spam accounts” but the tool adopted for this goes under question.

Previously, Musk’s team estimated with the help of Botometer that 33% of accounts visible on Twitter were spam or false accounts.

According to BBC report, Yang said the figure “doesn’t mean anything.” Yang said Musk’s legal team had not approached him for using the tool.

Dispute between Musk and Twitter to pull out of the $44 billion purchase deal started after Musk claimed about a higher number of Fake and Spam accounts. The case is due in October in Delaware in which the judge will be giving a verdict on whether Musk will have to buy Twitter or not.

The concerns related to the non-estimation of humans on Twitter urged Elon to cancel the deal. He set a countersuit on August 5.

While Twitter claimed that its social media platform has fewer than 5% of bot accounts active on daily basis.


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