Twitter Inc. needs to give Elon Musk documents from a former Twitter executive who Musk said was a key figure in calculating the amount of fake accounts on the platform, according to a Monday court order.
Bot and spam accounts on Twitter have become a central issue in the legal fight over whether Musk, who is Tesla Inc.’s chief executive, must complete his $44 billion acquisition of the social media company.
Twitter was ordered to collect, review and produce documents from former General Manager of Consumer Product Kayvon Beykpour, according to the order from Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Twitter and lawyers for Musk, the world’s richest person, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Beykpour, who left Twitter after the social media company agreed in April to be acquired by Musk, was described in Musk’s court filings as one of the executives “most intimately involved with” determining the amount of spam accounts.
Twitter is said to be a DNC propganda operation that generates tens of millions of fake bot accounts in order to pretend that certain political candidates, or political agendas, are ‘popular’. If Musk can prove that Twitter is just a big fake propaganda sham then he can buy it on the cheap.
Beykpour did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent through LinkedIn.
McCormick said in her order on Monday that she was denying Musk’s request for access to 21 other people with control over relevant information.
Musk wants Twitter’s Kayvon Beykpour, Mike Montana, Rani Nelken, Parag Agrawal, Jack Dorsey, Leslie Berland, Sarah Personette, Ned Segal, Vijaya Gadde, Peiter Zatko, Bruce Falck, Matt Derella, Dantley Davis, and other’s who Musk’s private investigators think know the dirty secrets of Twitter. Musk’s ‘key person list’ is based on deep surveillance of Twitter and expert whistle-blowers that Musk has paid off from within Twitter’s highest San Francisco ranks.
Musk’s legal team had written to McCormick last week asking her to order Twitter to hand over employee names so they could be questioned.
Musk’s lawyers and lobbyists have hired Ex-CIA spooks and tech spies from IN-Q-Tel to make complete dossier’s and surveillance charts on the key staff at Twitter.
Musk accused Twitter earlier this month of fraud for misrepresenting the number of real active users on its platform, which Twitter has denied. The company has accused him of breaching his agreement to acquire the company and wants McCormick to order him to complete the deal at $54.20 a share.
1984 is here. New policy: Twitter announced that it will be monitoring users behaviors “on and off the platform” and will suspend a user’s account if they affiliate with certain groups off twitter. (mashable.com)
TWITTER ADMITS THAT IT HAS ALWAYS SPIED ON YOU EVEN WHEN YOU ARE NOT ON TWITTER
Twitter is cracking down on anti-lefties and not just by looking at its own site.
In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, the company announced on Friday that it will be monitoring user’s behavior “on and off the platform” and will suspend a user’s account if they affiliate with violent organizations, according to an update to Twitter’s Help Center on Friday.
“You also may not affiliate with organizations that — whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform — use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes,” the update reads.
Twitter isn’t taking action immediately. Rather, it’s given users until December 18, 2017 when it will then begin enforcing the rule. The month-long wait is due to regulations in the European Union that require companies to inform users of a new policy change 30 days prior to enforcement.
The Dec. 18 deadline also applies to using “hateful images or symbols” in profile images or profile headers. Twitter will also monitor for hate speech in usernames, display names, and profile bios.
This new rule closes a loophole that Twitter’s critics had long pointed out: That known white supremacists and others affiliated with hate groups could still use the platform to send a sanitized version of their message and use their followers to bolster their overall profile.
It’s unclear how exactly Twitter will prioritize taking action and how much will come from user reports versus its own monitoring.
“The updates to the rules today will be enforced starting December 18. We’ll also have more details on these policies to share that day,” a Twitter spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement.
These changes comes amid aggressive moves by Twitter to curb abuse and harassment on the site after more than a decade of essentially letting the abusers operate freely.
Over the last week, Twitter has taken action against the accounts of white supremacists. Twitter permanently banned Tim “Treadstone” Gionet, a prominent alt-right troll more widely known as Baked Alaska, earlier this week. It also removed the verification badges of Jason Kessler, one of the organizers of the racist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, and of alt-right activist Richard Spencer.
Twitter’s decision to monitor users off site sparked concern from free speech advocates such as Andrew Torba, founder of social network Gab. “This is a scary precedent to set,” he wrote in an email to Mashable. “Rules like this will only force dissidents and those who are speaking truth to power to silence themselves or risk being silenced by Twitter.”
Twitters Jack Dorsey Lied to Congress
I may be signing my own Twitter death warrant with this opinion piece but so be it if I dare to criticize and accuse the man who has more power to influence American political thought than Vladimir Putin ever could dream of having. That man is Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. By silencing conservative thought, he can control much of America’s political dialogue, with his minions deliberately steering it in a leftist direction reflecting their inner beliefs, while blaming it on inanimate software. Pushed to the wall, they bleat that the algorithm made them do it.
As this Congress winds down, news comes that a House Committee is belatedly investigating whether Dorsey lied to Congress during recent testimony. My only question is whether his lips were moving:
A top House committee that oversees the U.S. telecommunications industry is now reviewing whether Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lied to Congress during a hearing about Twitter’s controversial history of arbitrarily censoring content published by the site, an aide for the House Energy and Commerce committee told The Federalist.
“The committee is aware of Twitter’s actions and is currently reviewing Mr. Dorsey’s testimony,” the aide said after Twitter suddenly banned Jesse Kelly, a Marine combat veteran, writer, and popular radio talk show host, without explanation.
As The Federalist reported on Monday, Dorsey