A network has contacted Elon Musk to discuss a debate between him and Twitter Chair Parag Agrawal.
After abandoning his bid to acquire Twitter, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, reportedly received approaches from two unidentified cable channels and one unnamed network to hold a debate between him and Parag Agrawal, the chairman of Twitter.
In a now-deleted tweet, Musk challenged Agrawal to a public discussion “about the Twitter bot percentage” and demanded that Agrawal “prove to the public that Twitter has andlt;5percent fake or spam daily users!”
Immediately after the initial tweet, he posted a poll on Twitter asking users to decide whether “Less than 5% of Twitter daily users are fakespam.” As of Saturday night, 66.6 percent had voted no, while 33.5 percent had voted yes.
After pulling out of the (dollar)44 billion deal, the South African billionaire was sued by Twitter in July. He claimed the social media company failed to tell him how many of their accounts were fake bot accounts.
The dispute began after Musk signed an agreement to purchase Twitter for (dollar)52.20 per share on April 25. However, the Tesla CEO abandoned the takeover on July 8 while accusing the company of breaching the agreement by exaggerating the number of phony accounts on its platform.
A well-known venture capitalist with an estimated net worth of (dollars) 1.2 billion, Chamath Palihapitiya.
Although it’s unclear how he’s related to the deal, he joined Musk’s other financial backers at the All-In Summit in May.
David Sacks: Sacks, a part of the so-called PayPal mafia, collaborated with Musk to found the payments startup in the late 1990s.
As the takeover bid developed this spring, he was reportedly a significant advisor in Musk’s inner circle.
Steve Jurvetson: Jurvetson, who was an early investor in Tesla, where Musk is CEO, and who currently sits on Musk’s SpaceX board, is reportedly another member of the billionaire’s rumored “brain trust” who provided advice to Musk.
VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, which agreed to invest (dollar)400 million in Musk’s takeover deal, was founded by Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley tycoon with an estimated net worth of (dollar)1.6 billion.
Jason Calacanis: Previous reports have indicated that he helped finance the transaction.
launched a special purpose vehicle, or investment pool, with a minimum buy-in of (dollar)250,000 to attract capital from smaller investors.
Keith Rabois, a former PayPal executive who worked with Musk,
Uncertain is how he relates to the Twitter deal.
Joe Lonsdale: A partner at the San Francisco-based venture capital firm 8VC.
With the exception of a few snarky remarks, I have nothing to do with this.
Short Summary of Nokia News.
Sources tell Dailymail.com that Elon Musk has been approached to air a debate with Twitter chair Parag Agrawal as their contentious legal battle rages on The South African billionaire was sued by Twitter in July after backing out of a $44 billion deal to buy the company, claiming the company has too many accounts generated by botsThe lawsuit, which was filed in July, is set to go to trial in Delaware on October 17, though Musk has now countersued