Employees of the micro-blogging site Twitter have been asked not to tweet anything related to the Musk-Twitter deal. Twitter has sent a memo to the employees asking them not to tweet about the Elon Musk deal. On July 8, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced to cancel the $44 billion Twitter deal.
Twitter was flooded with memes and jokes after Musk announced his decision to pull out of the deal. Citing the reason behind his decision, Tesla honcho has accused Twitter of not providing adequate details about the bot and spam accounts on the micro-blogging site. The Tesla CEO also accused Twitter of breaching multiple provisions of the merger agreement.
Twitter chairman Bret Taylor has now announced to pursue legal action to enforce the merger agreement. The $44 billion deal was inked in April.
As per the letter obtained by The Verge, Twitter employees have been asked not to tweet as it is an ongoing legal matter. The memo has been sent by Twitter’s general counsel, Sean Edgett.
According to the letter, Twitter employees have been asked to refrain from posting Tweeting, Slacking, or sharing any commentary about the merger agreement.
They have been promised to be updated with the latest information. Meanwhile, they have been asked to be patient during an uncertain time.
Earlier in May, Tesla’s CEO announced to keep the Twitter deal on hold citing pending details in support of the calculation that spam and fake accounts indeed represent less than 5% of users. However, it was not taken seriously at that time as he was tweeting various non-serious thing.
Musk is known for his critical attitude towards Twitter’s moderation policy. He has said he wants Twitter’s algorithm to prioritize tweets to be public and was against too much power on the service to corporations that advertise.
Twitter on April 25 announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk at approximately $44 billion. Twitter was to become a privately held company after the completion of the transaction.