Elon Musk says Twitter deal could go forward once user data confirmed

By: Aditya Singh

If the facts on the social media platform's genuine user accounts can be authenticated, Elon Musk's agreement to acquire Twitter may still go through.

Musk is curious as to how many are "spam bots" and how many are actual humans.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk agreed to acquire Twitter for $44 billion in April, but has been trying to pull out of the agreement since July.

Twitter of deceiving his staff about the real size of its user base, as well as other issues that he said amounted to fraud and breach of contract.

Musk, who has over 100 million Twitter followers, then challenged Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to a "public discussion regarding the Twitter bot proportion."

It is estimated that less than 5% of user accounts are false or spam, with the caveat that this figure might be higher.

He also says that Twitter's dependence on the term mDAU, or monetizable daily active Twitter users, as a revenue base is deceptive.