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Elon Musk Says He Has A Plan To Tackle Twitter Bots

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Musk says he has a plan for Twitter bots as the deadline to complete the Twitter deal approaches.

Twitter bots remain a cause for concern among users and businesses on the microblogging platform. Today in response to a tweet by American internet celebrity and Bitcoin investor Dave Portnoy, Elon Musk has said he has a plan to get rid of them.

“Hey Elon Musk, can you please fix these bots on this piece of sh– platform you got tricked into buying,” Portnoy tweeted. “I’m getting bot’d to death.”

To which Musk replied, “I have a plan.”

It is worth noting that Elon Musk initially made a bid to purchase Twitter in April. However, he opted out after expressing concerns that the microblogging platform was not forthcoming about the number of bot accounts on the social media app. 

Musk believes that bots account for over 20% of Twitter accounts. However, Twitter puts this figure under 5%. Twitter dragged Musk to court to force the deal after the billionaire called it off in July.

However, it is worth noting that, as reported by The Crypto Basic, the deal is back on in exchange for Twitter dropping the case. Notably, the billionaire has a little over ten days to close the deal, as the court has given him till October 28 to raise the $44 billion agreed upon.

The latest statement by Musk has unsurprisingly been greeted with much excitement on Twitter. However, some still have expressed concern that Musk’s goals are far from championing free speech and removing bots. Instead, they believe the billionaire to be in support of “hate speech.”

It bears mentioning that Musk has often touted the possibility of using Dogecoin to combat the issue of bots. For example, in May, he supported an idea from fellow billionaire Mark Cuban suggesting payments in DOGE as a deterrent for spamming.

Consequently, seeing the billionaire’s beloved doggy-themed crypto take on a key role in his strategy will not be unsurprising.

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Mark Brennan
Mark Brennan
Mark Brennan has been active in the cryptocurrency sector since 2014. His love and passion for the nascent industry drove him to develop interest in writing about important developments and updates about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Brennan, who holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, learned about the potential of blockchain technology. Aside from crypto journalism, Brennan runs an education center, where he educates people about the asset class.

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