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8 in 10 Twitter accounts fake, claims top security expert as Musk laughs

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Thursday went after Parag Agrawal-led platform as soon as once more, after a top cybersecurity expert claimed that as excessive as eight in 10 Twitter accounts are pretend.

Dan Woods, Global Head of Intelligence at cybersecurity firm F5, who spent greater than 20 years with the US federal legislation enforcement and intelligence organisations, informed The Australian that greater than 80 per cent of Twitter accounts are most likely bots — a large declare as Twitter says solely 5 per cent of its customers are bots/spams.

“Sure sounds increased than 5 per cent,” tweeted Musk, together with tagging the information article.

“On a $/bot foundation, this deal is superior,” he chuckled.

Musk has terminated the $44 billion Twitter takeover deal, and the matter is now in a US courtroom, over the presence of bots on the platform, and seeks solutions from Agrawal through an open debate.

According to Woods, a former CIA and FBI cybersecurity specialist, each Musk and Twitter have underestimated the bot drawback on the micro-blogging platform.

Musk is now attempting to purchase extra time from the courtroom to begin the Twitter trial, set for October 17, citing the testimony by whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko.

Zatko is about to testify at US Congress on September 13 about allegations he leveled in opposition to the Agrawal-led micro-blogging platform.

The former Twitter security head has alleged that Twitter misled regulators about its security practices and precise variety of bot accounts.

Zatko has additionally obtained a subpoena from Musk’s authorized workforce to seem for a deposition on September 9 in the continued lawsuit between Twitter and Musk.

Musk has stated that the testimony of Twitter whistleblower justifies his termination of the $44 billion deal to purchase the micro-blogging platform.

The Tesla CEO has to show to the courtroom that Twitter violated some side of the merger settlement, else he should shell out a $1 billion nice for cancelling the deal.

(Except for the headline, the remainder of this IANS article is un-edited)

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