Elon Musk is attempting to end his $44bn deal to buy Twitter, citing serious flaws in the social media company's data security.
Why it matters
The case highlights the importance of data security and transparency in business deals, and could have significant implications for the future of Twitter and its shareholders.
What the papers say
Reuters, NY Post, New York Times
How we got here
Musk's initial case against Twitter claimed the company misrepresented the prevalence of spam or bot accounts on the platform. Twitter has sued Musk, asking the Delaware court to force him to go through with the deal he made in April to buy the company. Musk's legal team has argued that the allegations made by whistleblower Peiter Zatko to U.S. officials may help bolster Musk's claims that Twitter misled him and the public about the company's problem with fake and spam accounts.
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