By TechThop Team
Posted on: 16 Aug, 2022
In a letter to the court last week, Elon Musk's legal team requested that Twitter reveal employee names so that they could be questioned.
An order from a Monday court requires Twitter to provide Elon Musk with documents from a former.
Twitter executive Musk said was a key figure in calculating the number of fake accounts on the platform.
The legal battle over whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk must complete his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter has become a struggle between bots and spam accounts on the social media site.
Kayvon Beykpour's former General Manager of Consumer Product, Twitter, was ordered to collect, review, and produce documents by Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery.
During Musk's court filings, Beykpour was described as one of the executives 'most intimately involved with' determining the number of spam accounts at Twitter after the social media company agreed to be acquired by Musk in April.
Musk requested access to 21 other people with control over relevant information, but McCormick denied his request in her order on Monday.
Last week, Musk's legal team asked McCormick to order Twitter to turn over employee names so they could be questioned.
Musk accused Twitter of fraud earlier this month for misrepresenting the number of actual users on its platform. Twitter denied Musk's accusations.
He has been accused of breaching his agreement to acquire the company, and the company wants McCormick to order him to complete the acquisition at $54.20 per share.
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