Elon Musk: “Less than 5% of Twitter daily users are fake/spam”
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In a filing, Twitter calculated that less than 5% of its monetizable daily active user base during the first quarter consisted of phony or spam accounts. In Musk’s tweet, he said “Less than 5% of Twitter daily users are fake/spam”. Less than 5% of Twitter Inc.’s monetizable daily active users were linked to spam or fraudulent accounts during the first quarter, the company estimated in a filing. The social networking company served adverts to 229 million users in the first quarter.
The information was made public a few days after Tesla Inc. CEO and Twitter acquirer Elon Musk, who has agreed to spend $44 billion on the social media platform, said that one of his first priorities will be to remove “spam bots” from the network. Up until the Musk, the acquisition is completed, Twitter said in the statement, it faces a variety of risks, including “potential ambiguity over our future intents and strategy.”
Less than 5% of Twitter daily users are fake/spam
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 6, 2022