Elon Musk Summons Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey In Takeover Fight

Elon Musk has subpoenaed Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey for his communications with the social media site’s executives regarding the majority of fake or bot accounts on the platform.?

Elon Musk summons Jack Dorsey in defense against Twitter's lawsuit | Radarr  Africa

?The filing on Monday comes as part of Mr. Musk’s legal fight to back out of his $44 billion deal to buy the company, primarily over what the Tesla chief executive contends was a misrepresentation of the number of Twitter’s active users.?
Mr. Dorsey, who stepped down as Twitter chief executive in November, was an enthusiastic backer of Mr. Musk’s dramatic takeover offer. In April, he described Mr. Musk as “the singular solution I trust” to solve the platform’s problems, adding: “I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.”?
The filing requested any communication between Mr. Dorsey and his executives since January 1st, 2019 that may be relevant to “the impact or effect of false or spam accounts on Twitter’s business and operations”.?
It sought discussions and records over the use of “mDAU” — monetizable daily active users — as a metric for measuring Twitter’s user base. It also asked for documents or communications surrounding the Musk deal, the possibility he might join Twitter’s board, and his stake in the company.?
The demand is the latest effort, from both sides, to gather morsels of information from dozens of people regarding the deal as the matter heads to a trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery. It is expected to begin on October 17 and last five days.?
Last week, the judge in the case, Kathleen McCormick, ordered Twitter to produce files from Kayvon Beykpour, a former senior executive who was dismissed by Twitter’s current chief, Parag Agrawal, in May.?

Source: BBC News

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