Elon Musk said on Saturday that Twitter’s legal team accused him of breaking a nondisclosure agreement when he revealed that the sample size for the social media platform’s automatic user checks was 100.
“Twitter (TWTR) legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sample size is 100!” tweeted Musk, chief executive of electric car maker Tesla (TSLA).
Musk said on Friday that his $44 billion cash plan to take the company private was “temporarily on pause” while he awaited statistics on the percentage of bogus accounts on the platform.
To identify the bots, he said his team would test “a random sample of 100 followers” on Twitter. Twitter made the charge after his response to a query.
“I choose 100 as the sample size number, because that is what Twitter uses to compute 5% fake/spam/duplicate,” Musk answered when a user asked him to “elaborate on method of filtering bot accounts.”
Musk said in a tweet early Sunday that he has yet to see “any” investigation that demonstrates the social media business has less than 5% false accounts.
“There’s a potential it may be more than 90% of daily active users,” he remarked later.