A judge ordered Twitter to hand over to Elon Musk documents from a former executive potentially responsible for counting spam/bot accounts. According to the assumption, he is most closely associated with this duty and can shed light on the real situation with the platform.
Twitter was ordered to provide Elon Musk with documents from a former Twitter executive, Kayvon Beykpour, who according to the buyer was a key figure in counting the number of spam/bot accounts on the platform, according to a ruling by Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery on Monday. He served as General Manager of Consumer Product until May 2022. Beykpour was described in Musk's court filing as one of the leaders “most intimately involved with” spam/bot account counting, so he is expected to shed light on the real state of affairs at the platform. It is worth noting that the court did not order Twitter to release information about other employees who were included in the list.
Beykpour was fired by Twitter in May while he was on parental leave. “The truth is that this isn't how and when I imagined leaving Twitter, and this wasn't my decision. [CEO] Parag [Agrawal] asked me to leave after letting me know that he wants to take the team in a different direction,” he said. Additionally, in an internal memo (according to Daily Mail), Agrawal wrote that Twitter needed the “right leaders at the right time.” The change of executive, who could be involved in counting the number of spam/bot accounts on the platform, raises many doubts and questions. A company that does not hide anything would not take such a step if something really important was not at stake.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.