Elon Musk claims that the Twitter legal team informed him that he has violated an NDA

Elon Musk accused Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) legal team of violating a nondisclosure agreement by revealing that the sample size for the social media platform’s automatic user checks was 100 on Saturday.

Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc., tweeted, “Twitter legal just called to complain that I broke their NDA by exposing the bot check sample size is 100!”

Musk said on Friday that his $44 billion cash plan to take the company private was “temporarily on pause” while he awaited statistics on the percentage of bogus accounts on the platform.


He said his team would test “a random sample of 100 followers” on Twitter to identify the bots. His response to a question prompted Twitter’s accusation.

When a user asked Musk to “elaborate on process of filtering bot accounts,” he replied: “I picked 100 as the sample size number, because that is what Twitter uses to calculate <5% fake/spam/duplicate.”

Musk said in a tweet early Sunday that he has yet to see “any” investigation that demonstrates the social media business has less than 5% false accounts.

“There’s a potential it may be more than 90% of daily active users,” he added later.

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