Elon Musk subpoenas Twitter whistleblower

Elon Musk subpoenas Twitter whistleblower
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Lawyers for Elon Musk have subpoenaed Twitter whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko over documents relating to his allegations of “egregious” negligence over the social media company’s cybersecurity policies.

Zatko will also testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 13.

Among his allegations: that Twitter does not have the capacity to adequately measure its fake account problem.

If true, it would be a boon to Musk’s case; the billionaire has sought to exit his deal to buy Twitter citing the fact that he was misled by the company over the number of bot accounts on its platform.

Last week Musk also subpoenaed former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

The highly anticipated trial is scheduled for October 17.

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