Twitter takeover: Judge orders social media giant to give Elon Musk former executive's documents

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Twitter Inc needs to springiness Elon Musk documents from a erstwhile Twitter enforcement who Musk said was a cardinal fig successful calculating the magnitude of fake accounts connected the platform, according to a Monday tribunal order.

Bot and spam accounts connected Twitter person go a cardinal contented successful the ineligible combat implicit whether Musk, who is Tesla Inc's main executive, indispensable implicit his $44 cardinal (€42.9 billion) acquisition of the societal media company.

Twitter was ordered to collect, reappraisal and nutrient documents from erstwhile General Manager of Consumer Product Kayvon Beykpour, according to the bid from Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Twitter and lawyers for Musk, the world's richest person, did not instantly respond to requests for comment.

Beykpour, who near Twitter aft the societal media institution agreed successful April to beryllium acquired by Musk, was described successful Musk's tribunal filings arsenic 1 of the executives "most intimately progressive with" determining the fig of spam accounts.

Musk barred from accessing different Twitter staff

Beykpour did not instantly respond to a petition from Reuters.

McCormick said successful her bid connected Monday that she was denying Musk's petition for entree to 21 different radical with power implicit applicable information.

Musk's ineligible squad had written to McCormick past week asking her to bid Twitter to manus implicit worker names truthful they could beryllium questioned.

Musk accused Twitter earlier this period of fraud for misrepresenting the fig of existent progressive users connected its platform, which Twitter has denied. The institution has accused him of breaching his statement to get the institution and wants McCormick to bid him to implicit the woody astatine $54.20 (€53.34) a share.

Twitter's banal closed up 0.5 per cent astatine $44.50 (€43.79) per stock connected Monday.

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