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You probably know by now that Elon Musk put the buyout of Twitter on hold. This comes pending further review of how many of Twitter’s users are spam or bots.

Some think Musk is looking for a reason to back out without the $1 billion penalty. Others think he may be trying to get Twitter at a cheaper valuation. One thing is for sure, he’s not happy with current CEO Parag Agrawal, and neither are many, many other people. Agrawal tweeted out a long detailed thread about spam.

Musk Replied with the “poo” emoji showing that he’s not buying Agrawal’s reasoning. It’s all relatively self-explanatory:

Musk later added some more substantial chatter to ensure the Twitter community he isn’t just “trolling” Mr. Agrawal:

“So how do advertisers know what they’re getting for their money? This is fundamental to the financial health of Twitter.”

Later Musk agreed with another Agrawal skeptic with the “thumbs up” emoji:

“Dear Parag, I’m surprised that you say that external researchers couldn’t estimate bots. That’s not true. As researcher that worked ~9 years on these topics (I’m the author of one of first independent report about twitter bots) I can say that’s possible. BTW: open your data”

Time will tell what happens with Musk and Twitter. Meanwhile, many people who have been permanently suspended for unfair and arbitrary reasons are proverbially holding their breath.

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