Elon Musk Lawyers Seek Names of Twitter Staff in Charge of Bot Data: Report

Elon Musk’s requests for bot data have remained central to his Twitter deal, and even as he and the social media platform gear up for a trial in October, the Tesla CEO is still looking to get information from the company.

Musk’s legal team has demanded that Twitter reveal the employees in charge of calculating what percentage of the platform is made up of bots, according to a source familiar with the subject as reported by Reuters.

Lawyers for Musk sent a letter filed under seal to the judge on Tuesday, requesting that the judge give names of Twitter’s employees to be questioned by the defence.

After Musk backed out of the $44 billion deal, Twitter filed a lawsuit in an attempt to force the merger to go through. In response, Musk and his lawyers filed a motion to countersue Twitter.

Twitter and Musk’s trial starts on October 17, and each party has issued subpoenas to banks and advisers for evidence ahead of the trial.

On Tuesday, reports also showed that Musk sold around $6.9 billion in Tesla shares before the trial, accounting for a total of 7,924,107 shares sold on August 5, 8 and 9.

Musk also challenged Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to a public debate on Sunday, regarding bot account percentages.