Gizmodo: Elon Tells Twitter He Needs Moar Data, Twitter Gives It to Him

Gizmodo: Elon Tells Twitter He Needs Moar Data, Twitter Gives It to Him. “Earlier this month, Twitter finally succumbed to Musk’s better-late-than never complaints around bot proliferation on the platform and provided him with a ‘firehose’ of data. Apparently, that wasn’t enough to assuage Musk’s concerns, and now Twitter will reportedly sent the billionaire even more user data.”

Daily Beast: ‘Techno-King’ Elon Musk Sounds Off on Aliens, Politics in Rambly Twitter Townhall

Daily Beast: ‘Techno-King’ Elon Musk Sounds Off on Aliens, Politics in Rambly Twitter Townhall. “Appearing via a crappy cell phone camera feed, Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees on Thursday for the first time since the company accepted his $44 billion buyout offer in April. In the meandering call, which lasted about an hour, Musk at times took bizarre tangents, including briefly discussing aliens and noting that he had dubbed himself the ‘techno-king’ of Tesla, according to a person who heard him speak.”

Engadget: Elon Musk is trying to get out of an SEC deal to have lawyers approve his tweets

Engadget: Elon Musk is trying to get out of an SEC deal to have lawyers approve his tweets. “Elon Musk has filed an appeal against a judge’s decision not to let him out of an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which requires him to have lawyers review some of his tweets. A district court judge ruled that the Tesla and SpaceX CEO’s consent decree with the SEC should stand. Now, Musk is hoping the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan will overturn that decision, as Reuters reports.”

BBC: YouTube accused of not tackling Musk Bitcoin scam streams

BBC: YouTube accused of not tackling Musk Bitcoin scam streams. “YouTube is being criticised for failing to tackle a network of cyber-criminals streaming fake Elon Musk videos to scam viewers. The criminals are hijacking YouTube accounts and using the videos to promote bogus cryptocurrency giveaways. BBC News found dozens of these streams being watched by tens of thousands of people over four days this month.”

AFP: Campaign launched to stop Musk buying Twitter

AFP: Campaign launched to stop Musk buying Twitter . “Advocacy groups on Friday launched a campaign to stop Elon Musk from buying Twitter as the proposed purchase cleared review by US antitrust authorities. Twitter said that the deal for Musk to acquire the company was a step closer to being sealed with the passing of a deadline for it to be challenged under a US antitrust law.”

Bloomberg: Inside Twitter, Shuffled Jobs and Elon Musk Tweets Dampen Morale

Bloomberg: Inside Twitter, Shuffled Jobs and Elon Musk Tweets Dampen Morale. “Executives told workers of plans to pull back resources for some long-term ambitions, including audio spaces, newsletters and communities, in favor of focusing on more immediate needs, like user growth and personalization efforts, according to people familiar with the matter. That means many employees will be shuffled within the company’s consumer product group, the people said.”

Wall Street Journal: Elon Musk’s Planned Twitter Takeover Creates a ‘Chaos Tax’ for Employees

Wall Street Journal: Elon Musk’s Planned Twitter Takeover Creates a ‘Chaos Tax’ for Employees. “It is a tricky time to work at Twitter. Far beyond the usual uncertainty at an acquisition target, Mr. Musk’s $44 billion takeover deal has left employees bewildered about what their jobs are and will be, as well as how to keep operating a platform with around 229 million daily users while its would-be owner uses it to publicly assail the company for everything from its free-speech policies to its business model.”

Wired: Why It’s So Hard to Count Twitter Bots

WIRED: Why It’s So Hard to Count Twitter Bots. “Counting Twitter bots has become a point of contention in Elon Musk’s ongoing $44 billion acquisition of Twitter. Last Friday, the billionaire tweeted that he was putting his purchase ‘temporarily on hold’ until the company provided details to back up its claim (as stated in its latest SEC filing) that fewer than 5 percent of ‘monetizable daily active users’ on Twitter are spam or fake. Musk also outlined a plan to count bots himself that involved sampling 100 @Twitter followers to see how many were bots and said the approach suggests over 20 percent of accounts are fake. But accurately quantifying the percentage of bots on Twitter is a lot more difficult, according to experts.”

Mashable: Twitter shareholder Elon Musk is reportedly being investigated by the SEC. Again.

Mashable: Twitter shareholder Elon Musk is reportedly being investigated by the SEC. Again.. “Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, investors who acquire over 5 percent of a publicly traded company are required to file a report notifying the SEC within 10 days of the acquisition. Musk bought enough Twitter shares to pass this 5 percent threshold on March 14, putting the deadline for disclosure at March 24. However, rather than notifying the SEC of his shiny new Twitter stocks, Musk waited until the deadline passed before buying even more shares, putting his stake at 9.2 percent.”

TechCrunch: Twitter latest filing admits to risk of losing advertisers and staff due to Musk takeover

TechCrunch: Twitter latest filing admits to risk of losing advertisers and staff due to Musk takeover . “Just ahead of its presentation to media ad buyers later this week at the 2022 NewFronts, Twitter acknowledged in a new SEC filing that its core advertising business could now be at risk as a result of the Elon Musk takeover, in addition to employee hiring and retention efforts and other factors.”