Elon Musk claims Twitter is ‘suppressing’ his tweets

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 14 Sep, 2022 11:57 | 2 mins read
Billionaire Elon Musk. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES
Billionaire Elon Musk. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

Elon Musk has claimed that his tweets are being suppressed in a shocking new Twitter post.

On Tuesday, the billionaire said that his posts are being suppressed before asking Twitter to "please fix this" in a second tweet.

He also tagged Twitter's official 'Verified' account and Twitter's CEO Parag Agrawal in the second tweet.

While he kept his handle, Musk later changed his name on Twitter to Naughtius Maximus.

Elon Musk's $44 billion offer approved

Musk's claim comes after Twitter's shareholders approved his $44 billion offer to purchase the company.

The shareholders voted earlier on Tuesday in favour of Musk's takeover, which valued each share at $54.20.

The company's stock opened Tuesday at just under $41 per share, which was nearly 25% below the deal price, per CNN.

The shareholder's vote happened within three days of Musk asking Twitter to terminate their deal.

For several weeks now, Musk has been engulfed by a messy legal battle with Twitter – the two entities are expected to go to trial on October 17 of this year.

What's going on?

After making an offer to buy Twitter, Musk backed out of his deal, citing issues with privacy such as bots and spam accounts.

Twitter, in retaliation, sued Musk on July 12 in an effort to force the merger to go through.

The company argues that Musk violated his commitment to buy the company.

Most recently, Musk has claimed that Twitter wasn't running its business how he expected as the acquisition was closing.

In response, Twitter claimed that the billionaire was trying to drag out the trial and "sow chaos" with more document requests, even claiming that the company's lawyers have had to halt responding to international law enforcement requests.

While it's unclear how the case will play out, legal experts have been weighing in.

And most believe that the court is likely to rule in Twitter's favour - and Musk could face huge penalties, have his Tesla stock seized, or even be jailed if he fails to comply.

The epic legal showdown will unfold in the Delaware Chancery Court in a few weeks' time.

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