Elon Musk wants to know how many fake accounts Twitter has, but experts say his approach is all wrong
- Elon Musk on Friday suggested he was putting his acquisition of Twitter on hold to try and figure out if Twitter is underreporting the number of fake accounts it has.
- Musk said his team was picking the Twitter official account and looking through 100 random followers to see if they were fake, spam, or duplicate accounts.
- Experts in social media, disinformation and statistical analysis explain why this approach won't work.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent Twitter shares tumbling on Friday when he said he was going to put his $44 billion acquisition of the social network "on hold" while he researches the proportion of fake and spam accounts on the platform.
Though Musk later clarified that he remains committed to the deal, he continued to hammer on …
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