Elon Musk on 8 July pulled the plug on his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter and take it private and accused Twitter of giving “misleading” statements about the number of fake accounts or bots. Twitter has made “misleading representations” over the number of spam bots on the social network, and hasn’t “complied with its contractual obligations” to provide information about how to assess how prevalent the bots are, Musk’s representatives said in a letter to Twitter.
Now, the two sides will make their arguments to a Delaware Court of Chancery judge today. However, it is said that the process will go online, as there is a COVID scare. Kathaleen McCormick, the chancellor of Delaware’s Court of Chancery has tested positive for Covid-19. She said that Tuesday’s hearing in Delaware on Twitter’s motion to fast-track its case will be moved to Zoom instead of in-person as she needs to be “isolating this week pursuant to CDC guidelines.”