Elon Musk, Tesla owner and the richest man in the world, said Friday he was terminating a deal to take over Twitter. The reason for the decision was to be “false and misleading” information about the company.
Musk’s lawyers said in the letter that Twitter did not honor its contractual obligations by not providing all the required information on the number of inauthentic accounts and spam. Musk wrote to Twitter on Friday that he was ending an agreement with management to buy a social network because of “false and misleading” information about the company.
Elon Musk terminates the contract with Twitter
Twitter has repeated many times in recent weeks that the number of fake accounts on its platform is less than 5 percent. The multi-billionaire and his team believe the web is lying, and this affects the profitability of his business and thus the value of the company.
For weeks, experts have been debating whether Elon Musk he wanted to withdraw his offer or negotiate a lower price. By abandoning his commitment to buy Twitter, the businessman exposes himself to serious legal action. Both sides agreed to pay severance pay of up to a billion dollars in certain circumstances.
On April 25, Musk made a final deal with the group’s management to purchase the social network at $ 54.2 per share, or $ 44 billion in total. Since then, Twitter has lost more than a quarter of its value, and Tesla shares have also fallen by almost a quarter during that time.
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