Elon Musk accuses Twitter of security lapses in new legal filing

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Billionaire Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud by concealing serious flaws in the social media company’s data security, which the entrepreneur said should allow him to end his $44 billion deal for the company, according to a Thursday court filing. according.

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Musk, the world’s richest man, amended his previously filed suit by adopting allegations from a Twitter whistleblower who on Tuesday asked Congress to interfere with the influential social media platform by foreign agents.

The chief executive of electric vehicle maker Tesla also alleged that Twitter hid from him that it was not complying with a 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding user data.

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“Needless to say, the latest disclosures make unquestionably clear that the Musk parties have every right to walk away from the merger agreement – for several independently sufficient reasons,” the revised countersuit said.

Musk said the claims of whistleblower, former Twitter head of security Peter “Muge” Zatko, amounted to fraud and breach of contract by Twitter.

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Musk has asked a Delaware judge to find out that he was not obligated to close the deal, while Twitter wants the judge to order Musk to buy the company for $54.20 a share. The five-day trial is scheduled to begin on October 17.

Twitter said it conducted an internal investigation into Jatco’s allegations and determined they lack merit. The company has said that Zatco was fired for poor performance.

Lawyers for Twitter have said in court that the whistleblower’s claim that Musk joined his case either did not have grounds for terminating the deal or failed to meet the standard of fraud.

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