Elon Musk looks to delay Twitter trial

July 22, 2020

Now, he says the problems go beyond the bogus accounts, and include data security 

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In July, the Tesla Inc CEO sent his first termination letter to Twitter, accusing it of misleading him over the number of fake accounts on its platform.

Musk and Twitter have sued each other in Delaware state court and a five-day trial is scheduled to start Oct. 17.

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The motion to amend his complaint was filed under seal in Delaware Chancery Court.

Twitter wants the court to order Musk to close the deal for $54.20 per share. Musk filed a countersuit, accusing Twitter of fraud.

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Mr. Musk has asked former Twitter security chief and whistleblower Peiter Zatko for information mostly regarding how the microblogging network measures spam accounts.

Meanwhile, Twitter on Tuesday asked the court to deny Musk's request for an additional pre-2022 document, calling the motion a "maneuver to derail the trial schedule."