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Judge orders ex-Twitter consumer products manager to hand over documents

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s legal battle with Twitter appears to be progressing.

Judge Kathleen St. Jude McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery ordered Twitter to comply with a motion by Musk’s attorney seeking documents from 22 Twitter employees who allegedly have information about how the company analyzes bot and spam accounts. McCormick decided that of the 22 people, Twitter only had to “collect, review and produce material” from one person – Kayvon Beykpour, former head of consumer products at Twitter, as shared by The edge.

Beykpour joined Twitter in 2018 and was asked to leave earlier this year in May by CEO Parag Agrawal. He is likely to have information on the riddle of the bot that Musk is looking for

Moreover, according to InitiatedMusk’s attorneys also filed an additional confidential motion to compel earlier this week, and his team is seeking to force Twitter to provide more information about Twitter user data and how the company collects it. and analyzes them.

The back-and-forth is part of a lawsuit Twitter filed against Musk last month for walking away from his $44 billion Twitter acquisition deal.

“Musk refuses to honor his obligations to Twitter and its shareholders because the agreement he signed no longer serves his personal interests,” Twitter said at the time. “Musk apparently believes that he – unlike all other parties subject to Delaware contract law – is free to change his mind, destroy the company, disrupt its operations, destroy shareholder value and s ‘go.”

However, Musk pointed out that Twitter did not provide specific information regarding the number of bots on the platform. Twitter says spambots make up less than 5% of its total user base, while Musk argues the opposite, saying around 20% of the platform’s users are spambots.

Going through: The edge