On Wednesday, the Delaware Chancery Court granted Elon Musk's request to include the testimony of a former high-ranking Twitter official in his counterclaims regarding the company's lawsuit against Musk for trying to stop his purchase of the company despite the company's protests. Musk is being sued by Twitter for trying to stop his purchase of the company.
On August 29, Musk's attorneys asserted that Twitter violated the terms of the agreement it had made with their client by not disclosing the extent of the executives' misbehavior that was believed to have been committed by the former Chief Security Officer of Twitter, Peter "Mudge" Zatko. Musk's request to postpone the trial that was scheduled to begin on October 17 was granted by Court Chancellor Kathaleen St. J. McCormick, but Zatko's charges would be taken into consideration.
According to CBS News, Twitter fired Zatko in the early part of this year. He has accused company executives of breaking Federal Trade Commission (FTC) user privacy-related rules and allowing Indian government agents access to user information, claiming that deleting an account did not immediately erase all user information and that the company was unable to count the number of bots that were using the platform.
According to the Associated Press, Elon Musk sent a letter on July 8 in which he revealed an attempt to terminate his purchase of Twitter. In the letter, Musk accused Twitter of being unable to offer accurate data regarding the number of 'fake or spam' accounts on the platform. CNN reported that Twitter argued Zatko's testimony was "riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies." Musk's lawyers cited Zatko's reported testimony letter to the SEC, FTC, and DOJ in a letter dated August 29. However, Twitter argued that Zatko's testimony was "riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies."
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Twitter and the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for comment; however, neither Twitter nor the law company responded promptly to the request.
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