Elon Musk threatens to sue Microsoft over Twitter data

Mr Musk was responding to Microsoft’s plan to take away Twitter from its company promoting platform.

He didn’t present additional particulars or proof to help the declare.

Microsoft declined to remark when approached by the BBC on Thursday.

Earlier, the corporate stated in a discover that its promoting platform would “not help Twitter” from Tuesday 25 April.

In consequence, advert patrons wouldn’t have the ability to entry their Twitter accounts by means of Microsoft’s social administration device.

“Different social media channels resembling Fb, Instagram, and LinkedIn will proceed to be out there,” Microsoft stated.

Twitter’s press e mail responded to a question with a customary poo emoji.

In a separate tweet, within the dialogue concerning the social media platform’s knowledge, Mr Musk stated he was “open to concepts”.

“However ripping off the Twitter database, demonetizing it (eradicating adverts) after which promoting our knowledge to others isn’t a successful answer,” he added.

In February, Twitter began charging for the information it collects from “tons of of tens of millions” of customers, with a primary plan beginning at $100 a month.

The information permits customers to “handle and observe each facet of your social media presence”, based on the platform.

Since shopping for Twitter for $44bn (£35.4bn) in October, Mr Musk has minimize its workforce by round 80% and moved to spice up the corporate’s funds by means of measures together with charging customers for “blue tick” verification.

In current months, main corporations together with iPhone maker Apple reportedly halted promoting on the platform over considerations about how content material was moderated on the positioning.

In November, Mr Musk stated Twitter had seen a “large” drop in income and blamed activists for pressuring advertisers.

Talking to final week, he stated Twitter had simply months left to stay when he took over. He additionally stated “nearly all advertisers have come again or stated they will come again” to Twitter.

Mr Musk added that Twitter may very well be worthwhile by the second quarter of 2023, and he can be prepared to promote the corporate if the best individual got here alongside.

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