Elon Musk’s tweet may have landed him in legal trouble again. As you may recall, the Tesla and SpaceX executive tweeted Friday that he was “” after the company disclosed that fake and spam accounts represented less than 5 percent of its daily active users in the first quarter of 2022.
Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sample size is 100!
This really happened.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2022
After his tweet prompted Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to say that the company “”Musk. used to be declared his team would test “a random sample of 100 followers” to verify the Twitter numbers. According to the billionaire, one of the answers he gave to a question about his… sparked a response from Twitter’s legal team.
“I chose 100 as the sample size because that’s what Twitter uses to calculate <5% fake/spam/duplicate," he said. said in the allegedly offensive tweet. “Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the sample size of the bot check is 100,” Musk later said of his deeds.
We’ve reached out to Twitter for comment.
The message caught the attention of former Twitter CEO. “It is simply designed to save you time when you are away from [the] app for a while,” Dorsey † “Pull to refresh also goes back to reverse chron.”
it is simply designed to save you time when you are away from the app for a while.
pull to refresh also goes back to reverse chrono.
— jack⚡️ (@jack) May 14, 2022
Dorsey dan responded to someone who said Twitter’s algorithmic feed was “definitely” designed to be manipulated. “No, it’s not designed to be manipulated. It’s designed to catch up with you and work out what you’re doing,” Dorsey said. “That can certainly have unintended consequences.”
Musk later appeared to backtrack on his comment. “I’m not suggesting maliciousness in the algorithm, but rather that it tries to guess what you might want to read and, in doing so, inadvertently manipulates/amplifies your views without realizing it’s happening,” †
Should anything come of Musk’s actions, this wouldn’t be the first time one of his tweets has landed him in legal trouble. In 2018, his now infamous “funding secured” tweet caught the attention of the , leading to a relationship with the agency he is today.
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