Alex Spiro, a lawyer for Elon Musk, chairman of electric car maker Tesla, has claimed that Twitter paid a whistleblower $7 million to cover up flaws in the company. Twitter has filed a legal case against Musk for failing to complete a nearly $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.
Spiro made this claim in the hearing of this case. Bloomberg’s Report It has been told that this whistleblower is Peiter Zatko, former security chief of Twitter. The company is believed to have prevented him from publicly reporting on certain problems. However, he is free to become a government whistleblower. Musk has been granted permission to use the claims made by Zatko in a hearing against Twitter in October. Musk believes that Twitter misreported the number of fake accounts on its platform. Because of this, he has decided not to buy the company.
However, Twitter’s lawyers have questioned Zatko’s credibility. Lawyers for the company argue that the allegations leveled by him may have stemmed from his resentment against the company as he was removed from Twitter. Spiro says that instead of quietly leaving the company with the money, Zatko also contacted the US Congress about his complaint against Twitter.
The tussle between the company and them since Musk announced the scrapping of the deal to buy Twitter in July. Conflict Its going on. Twitter has filed a lawsuit against Musk over this. Musk wants to get out of this deal, but Twitter has asked the court to order Musk to buy the company for a fixed amount. In April, Musk entered into an agreement to buy Twitter for $54.20 per share to the company. In June, he warned Twitter of violating the agreement that he could withdraw from the deal if the company did not provide data on spam accounts.