A US judge has dismissed Elon Musk’s ridiculous demand to turn over all the data of nearly 200 million user accounts over the past three years to Twitter.
Judge Kathleen McCormick said no to Musk’s legal team’s “absurdly broad” demands and said the 9,000 accounts Twitter reviewed must be turned over for an audit in the fourth quarter of 2021. rice field.
“Plaintiffs (Twitter) have difficulty quantifying the burden of complying with that request, because no one in their sanity has ever attempted such an effort. Suffice it to say that the request has been shown to be unduly onerous,” the judge said. ruled late Thursday.
The judge said Twitter would have to submit “small additional datasets from its review database” going forward.
Additionally, the judge agreed to Twitter’s request for documents from Musk’s side, such as the data analysis Musk performed before announcing that it was closing the $44 billion acquisition deal.
Musk and Twitter will have a proper legal battle starting October 17th for five days.
Musk’s team also filed a subpoena seeking evidence from former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Meanwhile, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, Twitter’s former security chief, said the platform led by Parag Agrawal lied about the actual number of bots on its platform, misleading federal regulators about user safety, claimed to have caused the storm.
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