Twitter Ordered to Provide Subset of Elon Musk’s ‘Absurdly Broad’ Request for Data

Friday - 26/08/2022 07:48 Author: Editors Desk Source: WSJ:
Delaware judge asks Twitter to produce historical snapshot of accounts reviewed by company to determine spam
Twitter has been ordered to produce a narrower section of the data requested. PHOTO: AMY OSBORNE/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
Twitter has been ordered to produce a narrower section of the data requested. PHOTO: AMY OSBORNE/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

A Delaware judge called Elon Musk’s request for years of data about Twitter Inc.’s TWTR 0.64%▲ spam and fake accounts “absurdly broad” but ordered the social-media company to provide a subset of the information in the continuing legal battle over the billionaire’s soured $44 billion takeover.

Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick said in a decision Thursday that the request by Mr. Musk’s legal team to compel the company to produce “trillions upon trillions of data points” for more than 200 million users was overly burdensome and “no one in their right mind has ever tried to undertake such an effort.”


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