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 assist 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 “not assist Twitter” from Tuesday 25 April.

Consequently, advert consumers wouldn’t be capable to entry their Twitter accounts by way of Microsoft’s social administration device.

“Different social media channels resembling Fb, Instagram, and LinkedIn will proceed to be obtainable,” Microsoft stated.

Twitter’s press electronic mail responded to a question with a customary poo emoji.

In a separate tweet, within the dialogue concerning the social media platform’s knowledge, Mr Musk stated he was “open to concepts”.

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

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

The information permits customers to “handle and monitor each side of your social media presence”, based on 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 way 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 positioning.

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

Chatting with final week, he stated Twitter had simply months left to stay when he took over. He additionally stated “nearly all advertisers have come again or stated they’ll come again” to Twitter.

Mr Musk added that Twitter might be worthwhile by the second quarter of 2023, and he can be keen to promote the corporate if the precise individual got here alongside.

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