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Elon Musk attempts to terminate Twitter acquisition

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By Shella Artillero - - 5 Mins Read

Elon Musk’s legal team filed another notice to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, citing additional reasons.

The latest filings come after Twitter’s former head of security, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, alleged earlier this month “extreme, egregious deficiencies” by the social media company related to privacy, security and content moderation.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been making attempts to terminate his Twitter takeover for months. Musk initially made the assertion that millions of robot accounts were inflating Twitter's user numbers. The legal team for the billionaire has now shifted its focus to Zatko, who was fired by Twitter earlier this year.

The whistleblower Zatko has been served with a subpoena by Musk's legal team in order to provide information about the company's claimed security flaws and spam accounts in advance of the October trial.