June 28, 2022

What you need to know

  • Twitter will reportedly comply with Elon Musk’s request for data on its spam bot problem.
  • This will give Musk access to the social media platform’s internal database containing more than 500 million daily tweets.
  • Musk previously threatened to withdraw his $44 billion bid if Twitter refused to hand over data.

After Elon Musk spent weeks ranting about Twitter’s spam bot problem, the social media platform may be caving in to pressure. The Washington Post (opens in new tab) reports that Twitter will grant Musk access to its “firehose” of more than 500 million daily tweets.

The move is reportedly intended to appease Musk’s concerns over the number of spam bot accounts on the platform. Twitter previously revealed that fake accounts account for less than 5% of the platform’s user base, but Musk wanted to double-check this information.