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Elon Musk subpoenas Twitter whistleblower, seeks info on spam, security

A Twitter attorney said at a court hearing last week that Musk's focus on spam as a way to end his agreement to buy the company was 'legally irrelevant'

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Elon Musk has subpoenaed a Twitter Inc whistleblower, seeking documents and communications on the company's spam and alleged security vulnerabilities as the billionaire battles to end his agreement to buy Twitter for $44 billion, according to a court filing on Monday.

Musk sought information from whistleblower Peiter Zatko mostly about the way Twitter measures spam accounts. Musk has said he is walking away from the deal for the company because Twitter misled him and regulators about the true number of spam or bot accounts on the microblogging platform.

But Musk also sought documents and communications about alleged attempts to hide

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First Published: Aug 29 2022 | 10:23 PM IST

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