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Elon Musk faces deposition ahead of Twitter trial


Tesla chief Elon Musk is about to reply Twitter’s questions under oath in a deposition scheduled for the following few days.

The deposition comes ahead of an October trial that may determine if the multibillionaire must carry through along with his bid to purchase the social media company for $44 billion.

It has been planned for Monday and Tuesday, 26-27 September, and will extend to twenty-eight September if crucial, Reuters reported, citing a filing on the Delaware Court of Chancery.

This comes ahead of the trial between the world’s richest man and Twitter that may happen between 17 and 21 October.

Since July, Mr Musk and Twitter have been engaged in a legal battle after the Tesla chief said he would pull out of the deal to purchase the social media company for $44bn.

The multibillionaire had cited Twitter’s bot “problem” as the explanation for not going through with the deal.

“I hereby challenge [Twitter chief Parag Agrawal] to a public debate concerning the Twitter bot percentage. Let him prove to the general public that Twitter has

This was also in keeping with what Twitter’s former security head and whistleblower Pieter Zatko had told US regulatory agencies.

The previous security head had flagged among the platform’s privacy issues and data security threats, and likewise that the corporate doesn’t know the way many bots are on its platform.

Nonetheless, Twitter’s lawyers accuse the Tesla chief of using Mr Zatko’s claims as cover for “failing to do customary due diligence” to purchase the corporate without proper risk assessment.

Alleging that Mr Zatko’s statements are “riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies”, Twitter said the previous security head’s claims are opportunistic, and “appear designed to capture attention and inflict harm on Twitter, its customers and its shareholders. Security and privacy have long been company-wide priorities at Twitter and can proceed to be.”

Mr Musk’s deposition on Monday may reveal if the Tesla chief has any recent information on Twitter that he likely has used to make his decision concerning the take care of the corporate.

Nonetheless, the deposition won’t be public, and it is usually unclear if the Tesla titan will appear in person or by video.

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