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Twitter Plans To Sue Elon Musk For Backing Out Of Merger And He Replies With... A Meme

Probably not the best way to comment on backing out of a USD44 billion deal.

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Back in April, Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter in an outright USD44 billion (approximately RM195 billion) deal

He filed the deal directly to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and said "Twitter has extraordinary potential. I will unlock it," in a letter to Twitter chairman, Bret Taylor. 

But now, it seems like he is backing out of the deal

Elon Musk's lawyers have notified the US Securities Exchange Commission that the Tesla and SpaceX founder is backing out of the originally agreed upon deal due to it being "in material breach of multiple provisions".

Musk and his team claims that they need critical information regarding the amount of fake and spam accounts on the platform. However, they stated that Twitter sometimes ignores his requests for data and sometimes they've rejected them for "reasons that appear to be unjustified". 

Musk's central concern leading up to him making this decision is that he alleges that the number of bots and fake accounts exceeds more than what the company claims — which is "wildly higher than 5%".

However, it looks like Twitter is not going down without a fight

Twitter chairman, Brett Taylor is still set on making sure that the merger still happens despite Musk's reluctance — under terms that were agreed upon initially.

In order to ensure that this agreement is enforced, the Twitter chairman announced that he plans on pursuing legal action to make sure that the deal doesn't fall through.

And here's how the tech billionaire responded

In strictly Elon Musk fashion, he took to Twitter (yes, we realise the irony) to express his feelings about Twitter's decision to take legal action against the tech billionaire.

The meme in question that Elon Musk uploaded on his official Twitter page.

Image via Twitter

Although quite humorous for his followers, it is unlikely that Twitter is all too keen in this playful response towards their legal action. 

Netizens also had a lot to say about the meme tweet

As with any viral Twitter feud between an eccentric tech billionaire and a giant conglomerate, it got a lot of heads turning. 

Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter

Some were randomly hilarious, some were positive, and others — not so much

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Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter

It seems like this entire situation is a bit chaotic and messy — with no clear conclusion within the horizon. What do you guys think?

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