As part of his anti-spam campaign, Elon Musk sent Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal an offensive emoji.
Elon Musk declared last week that his proposed purchase of Twitter was “on hold” while he investigated spam, bots, and phony accounts on the platform.
Elon Musk stated that he did not believe Twitter’s own assessment that less than 5% of active Twitter accounts were automated or spam accounts.
Since then, neither party has said much about the matter, leading to speculation that Musk is looking for a way out of the contract.
Now, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has posted a lengthy thread in which he states that he will address the matter “with the advantage of data, facts, and context.”
In the conversation, he claimed that Twitter had assessed the amount of bogus accounts to be “far under” 5%. However, he added that only Twitter could make that estimate because it was based on private information that Twitter could not release.
Musk responded by sending the excrement emoji, apparently in response to Agrawal’s comments.
Musk urged Agrawal for further information on how many real and active accounts were on the network in a follow-up article.
“How do advertisers know what they’re getting for their money?” says the author. “This is critical to Twitter’s financial health,” he added.