On Tuesday, Elon Musk’s lawyer asked the judge to delay the Twitter trial due to the whistleblower’s claim over security on the social media platform.
Alex Spiro said at a hearing in Wilmington, Delaware: “Doesn’t justice demand a few weeks to look into this?”
Last week, Tesla and SpaceX Chief Elon Musk sent a fresh letter to the Twitter board terminating his deal to buy the social media platform.
In addition, Musk attached a recent whistleblower complaint from the former security head of Twitter as a reason to turn down the offer.
A famous hacker known as “Mudge” said in his complaint that Twitter falsely claimed that it has a strong and solid security plan for dealing with spam accounts.
Therefore, the hacker filed a complaint against the platform to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, as well as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The billionaire legal team expressed that if those allegations are true, Twitter could not respect the regulations of its merger agreement.
Last week, a US judge told Twitter to give Tesla chief the privilege to access the data of fake accounts and bots.
Musk stopped his Twitter deal as he asked the social media company to send the full data of its spam accounts and automated bots.
He said that the Twitter deal can go on original terms in case the leading social media company submitted all data related to spam pots and wrong information.
Musk tweeted: “If Twitter simply provides their method of sampling 100 accounts and how they’re confirmed to be real, the deal should proceed on original terms.”
“However, if it turns out that their SEC filings are materially false, then it should not.”
Mr. Musk, who has more than 100 million Twitter followers, went on to challenge Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to a “public debate about the Twitter bot percentage.”