Elon Musk threatens to sue Microsoft over Twitter data

Elon Musk threatens to sue Microsoft over Twitter data

Mr Musk was responding to Microsoft’s plan to take away Twitter from its company promoting platform.

He didn’t present additional particulars or proof to help the declare.

Microsoft declined to remark when approached by the BBC on Thursday.

Earlier, the corporate stated in a discover that its promoting platform would “now not help Twitter” from Tuesday 25 April.

In consequence, advert consumers wouldn’t be capable to entry their Twitter accounts by way of Microsoft’s social administration instrument.

“Different social media channels similar to Fb, Instagram, and LinkedIn will proceed to be out there,” Microsoft stated.

Twitter’s press electronic mail responded to a question with a customary poo emoji.

In a separate tweet, within the dialogue concerning the social media platform’s information, Mr Musk stated he was “open to concepts”.

“However ripping off the Twitter database, demonetizing it (eradicating advertisements) after which promoting our information to others isn’t a successful resolution,” he added.

In February, Twitter began charging for the information it collects from “a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands” of customers, with a primary plan beginning at $100 a month.

The information permits customers to “handle and observe each side of your social media presence”, in response to the platform.

Since shopping for Twitter for $44bn (£35.4bn) in October, Mr Musk has lower its workforce by round 80% and moved to spice up the corporate’s funds by way of measures together with charging customers for “blue tick” verification.

In current months, main firms together with iPhone maker Apple reportedly halted promoting on the platform over issues about how content material was moderated on the positioning.

In November, Mr Musk stated Twitter had seen a “huge” drop in income and blamed activists for pressuring advertisers.

Talking to final week, he stated Twitter had simply months left to dwell when he took over. He additionally stated “virtually all advertisers have come again or stated they will come again” to Twitter.

Mr Musk added that Twitter could possibly be worthwhile by the second quarter of 2023, and he can be prepared to promote the corporate if the proper individual got here alongside.

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