Court clash shows Musk battle plan in Twitter fight

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San Francisco (AFP) – Attorneys for Elon Musk and Twitter squared off in court Wednesday over the key issue of fake accounts, showing potential battle lines for the trial over whether the Tesla boss can be forced to conclude his $44 billion buyout bid. Musk attorney Alex Spiro tried to convince a US judge to order Twitter to hand over billions of “data points,” including user phone numbers and locations, arguing the information is needed to prove Twitter deceived investors and regulators about spam accounts. Twitter lawyer Bradley Wilson countered that the company deceived nobody, and that Mus…

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