Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxtonannounced that his office would launch an investigation into Twitter bots, fake accounts and spam following public complaints from the tycoon. Elon MuskWho announced the purchase of this social network for $ 44,000 million last April.
“Attorney General Paxton issued a civil inquiry seeking to investigate whether reports Twitter about real versus fake users, whether false or misleading,” the Republican office said in a press release.
Paxton asks for details about the social network’s daily and monthly active users and requests “enough documentation to show the number of accounts”. Twitter Unauthorized for each month from 2017 to the present.”
His Twitter investigation was launched on the same day that Tesla’s CEO and founder SpaceXThrough its lawyers, it has threatened to withdraw from its deal to buy Twitter due to concerns about fake accounts, spam and bots.
Mark Fagel, a securities law expert who previously served as the Office of Regional Director United States Securities and Exchange Commission The SEC in San Francisco told CNBC that Paxton’s announcement is a bit unusual because these issues are not typically handled at the state level.
Last year, musk It moved its electric vehicle maker’s headquarters from Palo Alto, California to Austin, Texas, and this year opened a massive Tesla factory outside Austin.
Also, the world’s richest person shifted his residence to Texas in 2020.
for its part, SpaceX Has a major manufacturing and launch facility in Brownsville, Texas.
Musk gets Texas prosecutor to investigate Twitter