Musk says Twitter deal 'cannot move forward' without proof of number of fake accounts

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk now says his deal to acquire Twitter "cannot move forward" until he receives more information about how many fake accounts are on the platform.

After tweeting that his deal to acquire the social media company was "on hold," Musk said Tuesday he's demanding Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal show proof that fewer than five percent of accounts on the site are fake or spam. Claiming that the number could be "much" higher, Musk said his deal to buy the company "cannot move forward until" this proof is provided.

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