Twitter: Why Elon Musk Will Struggle to Fulfill A Big Promise

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By Ellen Chang Eliminating bots means legitimate users could also get banned. Billionaire Elon Musk wants to purge bots on Twitter ( (TWTR) – Get Twitter, Inc. Report), making the claim as part of his $44 billion bid for the social media company. His acquisition of Twitter has come under scrutiny as Musk sold $8.5 billion of Tesla ( (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report) stock to pay for the takeover that has been approved by the board, but is waiting on a shareholder vote. Twitter users have complained for several years about the number of bots attacking accounts for economic, political or personal r…

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