Twitter dismissed Elon Musk’s complaints that he doesn’t have enough information about spam and robot accounts an “irrelevant sideshow” and urged a judge to hold a trial as soon as possible.
Elon Musk covered everything from the state of his deal to buy Twitter to the direction of the American economy and planned job cuts at Tesla in an appearance at the Qatar Economic Forum on Tuesday.
Elon Musk is known for using Twitter to hype everything from colonising Mars to Tesla’s autopilot features. Now, he’s attempting to buy the underperforming social media network for $US44 billion ($62b).
Noah Higgins-Dunn & Jeff Morganteen
CEOs who think having a Twitter account is optional may want to think again.
There’s no edit button on Twitter. But Elon Musk may be trying to put one on his $US44 billion ($62b) takeover bid, which means there’s not likely to be much upside for shareholders any time soon.
Subrat Patnaik and Ryan Vlastelica
Elon Musk stoked speculation that he could seek to renegotiate his takeover of Twitter, saying a viable deal at a lower price wouldn’t be ‘out of the question’.
Dana Hull, Nathan Crooks and Kurt Wagner
Elon Musk said Tuesday he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former President Donald Trump if his acquisition goes through.
Elon Musk said Twitter would comply with the European Union’s rules on content if he completes his proposed takeover, despite his plans to loosen restrictions on the network.
Elon Musk may be the world’s richest person, but that doesn’t mean he wants to put his massive fortune at risk to buy Twitter.
Twitter is in the final stretch of negotiations about a $US43 billion sale to Musk that could rank as one of the biggest-ever leveraged buyouts of a listed company, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Liana Baker and Michelle F. Davis
Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has ruffled a few feathers, including Ben Harvey’s.
Twitter and Elon Musk are in talks over his takeover offer, sources say, after investors urged the platform not to let the chance for a deal slip away.
Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Greg Roumeliotis
Social media was alight with joy throughout the night and into today, as Australians from all walks of life shared their appreciation.
People in Australia and Canada who subscribe to Twitter Blue will be able to activate a feature enabling them to retract tweets 30 seconds after hitting send.
This morning’s worrying news of a COVID outbreak in hotel quarantine has Twitter users spiralling over rumours WA is about to be plunged into lockdown.
Never did I think I would be jealous of Donald Trump, especially not with the death knell of his political career still sounding in our collective ears. But it’s not the money or power that I desire.
Twitter has suspended more than 70,000 accounts primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content after last week's violence in Washington when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol.
The recent decision to suspend US President Donald Trump from Twitter and Facebook has turned into a ‘free speech’ debate — but deciding where the lines of free speech are drawn is a messy business.
Michael McCormack has criticised Twitter for banning Donald Trump from the platform as a Nationals MP launched a censorship petition calling for laws to stop social media companies barring users.
Democrats controlling both the White House and Congress may add muscle to regulatory and legislative efforts aimed at reining in tech giants’ power and market dominance.
A dad who used baked beans and a can opener to teach his hungry nine-year-old a lesson and then boasted about it online has emerged as the internet’s first viral moment of the year.
New defamation laws could see cases settled in cafes instead of court in a bid to tackle the rise in minor squabbles ignited on social media.
Some of the Twitter accounts hacked said they used two-factor authentication and strong passwords, but the tweets indicate they were posted using Twitter’s web app.
Sebastian Tong and Sarah Frier
The social media giant’s chief executive Jack Dorsey has committed one quarter of his wealth to fund coronavirus relief and research around the world.
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