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 assist 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 “not assist Twitter” from Tuesday 25 April.

Consequently, advert consumers wouldn’t be capable of entry their Twitter accounts by means of Microsoft’s social administration device.

“Different social media channels reminiscent of 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 in regards to the social media platform’s information, Mr Musk mentioned he was “open to concepts”.

“However ripping off the Twitter database, demonetizing it (eradicating adverts) after which promoting our information to others isn’t a successful resolution,” 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 information permits customers to “handle and observe 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 lower its workforce by round 80% and moved to spice up the corporate’s funds by means of measures together with charging customers for “blue tick” verification.

In current months, main corporations 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 stay when he took over. He additionally mentioned “nearly all advertisers have come again or mentioned they’re going to come again” to Twitter.

Mr Musk added that Twitter may very well be worthwhile by the second quarter of 2023, and he could be keen to promote the corporate if the precise particular person got here alongside.

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