“Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sample size is 100!” tweeted Musk, chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Inc.
@PPathole @Twitter Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sampl… https://t.co/AOd1ZiAvqV
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1652570137000
Musk on Friday tweeted that his $44-billion cash deal to take the company private was “temporarily on hold” while he awaited data on the proportion of its fake accounts.
He said his team would test “a random sample of 100 followers” on Twitter to identify the bots. His response to a question prompted Twitter’s accusation.
To find out, my team will do a random sample of 100 followers of @twitter. I invite others to repeat the same pro… https://t.co/NH444jMtzj
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1652492827000
When a user asked Musk to “elaborate on process of filtering bot accounts,” he replied: “I picked 100 as the sample size number, because that is what Twitter uses to calculate
@PPathole @Twitter Any sensible random sampling process is fine. If many people independently get similar results f… https://t.co/9Xvv0bJ3IC
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1652495962000
Musk tweeted during the early hours of Sunday that he is yet to see “any” analysis that shows that the social media company has fake accounts less than 5%.
He later said that “There is some chance it might be over 90% of daily active users.”