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    Why Is Elon Musk Requesting Court To Delay The Twitter Trial By A Month?

    Elon Musk is someone who manages to be in the news all the time. Sometimes it’s for his weird tweets, other times for his personal life and beliefs, and the rest of the time for business deals. The 52-year-old billionaire has been lately at loggerheads with the social media giant Twitter.

    Twitter has filed a suit against the Tesla CEO after he backed out of their deal to buy it for $44 billion. Now the latest update on it is that Musk is trying to delay the Twitter trial by a month. He has requested the court to do so. This is maybe so that he can get more time to present himself better in the case.

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    Elon Musk Requests Court To Delay The Twitter Trial By A Month

    Elon Musk
    Elon Musk

    Musk has been into a murky battle with Twitter after he backed out of a $44 billion deal citing a lack of transparency on bot accounts and fake news.

    On Tuesday, the SpaceX founder asked court permission to delay the Twitter trial by about a month to November, according to a court filing.

    Twitter and the South African business tycoon have sued each other in Delaware state court and a five-day trial is slated to start on October 17.

    The micro-blogging site wants Musk to close the deal for $54.20 per share. Elon, however, wants an order saying he can leave without paying a $1 billion breakup fee stating Twitter violated the deal contract. He has asked the judge to let both sides continue briefing their cases through November 10 followed by a trial “subject to the court’s availability”.

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    Musk Subpeona Twitter Whistleblower Ahead Of Trial

    Peiter Zatko

    Musk’s legal team has sent a subpoena to Twitter’s former security head who was fired earlier this year, Peiter Zatko. He is also known as “Mudge” by his hacker handle on the internet.

    Via the subpoena, Musk will be seeking the documents and communications on the company’s spam and alleged security loopholes. The whistleblower’s complaint might help Musk in his forthcoming trial. Elon has earlier subpoenaed his friend and former Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey.

    Peiter had earlier complained to the officials of Twitter misleading its regulators about its privacy and security protections regarding identifying and removing fake accounts.

    The termination of Zatko was attributed to his “poor performance and ineffective leadership” by Twitter. Zatko’s attorneys had dismissed this claim as ‘false’.

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