Court accepts new evidence but refuses to postpone trial Twitter-Musk – Mundo


Businessman Elon Musk can include new evidence from a Twitter whistleblower in the process to exit the social platform’s purchase deal, but he won’t be able to postpone the trial scheduled for October, the court ruled Wednesday.

Judge Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick, of the Court of Delaware, United States, denied the request of the ‘boss’ of Tesla to postpone the trial for four weeks, but allowed Musk’s lawyers to add new evidence related to alleged bad cybersecurity practices by Twitter.

The billionaire and Tesla chairman has been trying to backtrack on the deal he announced in April to buy the technology, prompting Twitter’s management to sue him last month to move the acquisition forward.

Musk has since counterattacked, accusing the platform of misleading his team about the true size of its user base and other issues that, in his view, amounted to fraud and breach of contract.

The alleged bad practices were denounced by former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko, who is expected to testify in Congress next week on the matter.

Twitter has sued Musk, asking the Delaware court to force him to go ahead with the deal he made in April to buy the company for $44 billion (about 44 million euros), with trial in that case scheduled to begin. of the week of October 17th.

Musk’s legal team argued that Peiter Zatko’s allegations could help bolster Musk’s claims that Twitter misled him and users about the company’s problem with fake accounts and “spam.”

Zatko, a well-known cybersecurity expert known for his hacker “Mudge”, said he was fired in January after raising suspicions about Twitter’s negligence in protecting the security and privacy of its users.


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