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 “now not help Twitter” from Tuesday 25 April.

Consequently, advert patrons wouldn’t be capable to entry their Twitter accounts by means of Microsoft’s social administration software.

“Different social media channels comparable to 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 in regards to the social media platform’s information, Mr Musk stated he was “open to concepts”.

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

In February, Twitter began charging for the information it collects from “a whole lot of thousands and thousands” of customers, with a fundamental plan beginning at $100 a month.

The info permits customers to “handle and observe each side of your social media presence”, in response to 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 firms together with iPhone maker Apple reportedly halted promoting on the platform over issues about how content material was moderated on the location.

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

Talking to final week, he stated Twitter had simply months left to dwell when he took over. He additionally stated “virtually all advertisers have come again or stated they’re going to come again” to Twitter.

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

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