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 mentioned in a discover that its promoting platform would “now not help Twitter” from Tuesday 25 April.

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

“Different social media channels equivalent to Fb, Instagram, and LinkedIn will proceed to be out there,” Microsoft mentioned.

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

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

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

In February, Twitter began charging for the info it collects from “lots of of thousands and thousands” of customers, with a primary plan beginning at $100 a month.

The info permits customers to “handle and monitor each facet of your social media presence”, in keeping with the platform.

Since shopping for Twitter for $44bn (£35.4bn) in October, Mr Musk has reduce 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 location.

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

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

Mr Musk added that Twitter could possibly be worthwhile by the second quarter of 2023, and he can be prepared to promote the corporate if the correct individual got here alongside.

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