Twitter has said that Zatko’s allegations paint a “false narrative” of the company and that Musk’s claims are “factually inaccurate, legally insufficient and commercially irrelevant.”
Musk in July moved to terminate the deal over claims that the company has misrepresented the number of fake and spam accounts on its platform, and Twitter quickly sued Musk to follow through with the agreement.
Musk claims he terminated the agreement over concerns about Twitter’s representations about bots and user numbers on its platform — and later also cited Zatko’s allegations. But Twitter accuses him of using those issues as pretexts to get out of a deal he developed buyer’s remorse over when the market declined shortly after the deal was signed.
The two parties are set to begin a five-day trial on October 17.