The check will be carried out in order to identify the number of fake accounts. This was announced by the entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX companies Elon Musk, who is going to buy Twitter.
“To find out (number of fake accounts – ‘Profile’), my team will take a random sample of 100 followers of (official page – ‘Profile’) Twitter,” Musk tweeted.
He added that the first thousand followers of a Twitter account will not be randomly selected for verification. And then every tenth will be chosen, writes TASS.
Yesterday, Elon Musk said that suspended the deal to buy the social network. This is due to the expectation of confirmation of data on the number of fake accounts registered on Twitter. “The deal is temporarily on hold pending details confirming that spam and fake accounts do represent less than 5% of users,” the businessman explained. Following the announcement, Twitter shares fell 20% in pre-trading.
In April, Elon Musk became the largest shareholder of Twitter and announced that he agreed to buy 100% of the company’s shares. He offered $54.2 per share. At the end of April, it became known that Musk decided to buy Twitter for $44 billion.