Musk: Twitter never provided accurate info on daily active usersTwitter claims that only about 5% of its “monetizable daily active users” are spam accounts — a figure that Musk has publicly challenged as far too low. “Twitter has failed or refused to provide this information,” attorney Mike Ringler wrote in the letter. “Sometimes Twitter has ignored Mr. Musk’s requests.” “Twitter has sometimes rejected them for reasons that appear to be unjustified,” Ringler adds. “Sometimes it has claimed to comply while giving Mr. Musk incomplete or unusable information.”
The company’s board is potentially pursuing a legal battleThe letter served as notice Musk is officially seeking to walk away from the deal. Under its terms, he can back out for a $1 billion fee. However, Twitter’s board can sue if they believe the move is in bad faith. Twitter Board Chairman Bret Taylor indicated Friday the company will indeed wage a legal battle against Musk. Moreover, this would force him to prove the company was breaching the agreement. “The Twitter Board is committed to closing the transaction on the price and terms agreed upon with Mr. Musk and plans to pursue legal action to enforce the merger agreement,” he said in a tweeted statement. “We are confident we will prevail in the Delaware Court of Chancery.” It is in the company’s best interests to complete the deal at the original price of $54.20 per share. Since then, the stock has dropped substantially since the merger announcement in late April. It would close at $36.81 per share on Friday. Reporting by Don Jacobson
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