No matter how the situation between Elon Musk and Twitter resolves itself, it’s going to be bad for Twitter…
The tech billionaire believes that Twitter may be teaming with automated bots which could potentially account for anywhere between 20-90% of the site’s accounts.
Still, Twitter doesn’t want to let Musk off the hook that easy and the botched deal has now gone to the courts…
Some say that this is precisely where Elon Musk wants them. The company has been less than forthcoming with the information Musk’s team requested…
In fact, they downright fought tooth and nail to prevent Musk’s team from getting the proper automated bot numbers.
A lawsuit will essentially force Twitter to reveal the true extent of the issues on its platform—it drags the shadowy social network into the daylight.
At the same time, we are seeing a new, curious development…
According to reports, a high-level former Twitter executive has come out as a whistleblower against the company—citing bot count issues and a whole range of other security concerns…
Will this whistleblower’s account make its way into the ongoing Musk-Twitter lawsuit?
Some pundits and sources believe so, here’s what we could dig up:
#BREAK A former Twitter executive, its head of security, has turned whistleblower.
He alleges grave security problems at the company that he says are a risk to national security and democracy.
His first TV interview here:https://t.co/QU823RBnN1 pic.twitter.com/krh7WVOrhe
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) August 23, 2022
This is what former Twitter security chief Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko has told the US Congress and Twitter and Indian government 'agent'. The footnote suggests that more details and documentation have been provided. pic.twitter.com/Ek1Bly5U0h
— Sushant Singh (@SushantSin) August 23, 2022
According to Conservative Brief:
Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, the company’s former head of security who was personally hired by Twitter founder and then-CEO Jack Dorsey, said in an explosive interview that current management has not been upfront and honest with Musk regarding the number of fake, bot, and spam accounts on the platform.
Former Twitter security chief Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko has come forward with a shocking whistleblower complaint alleging that the company purposefully misled regulators about poor security and spam. https://t.co/vvWjlmAXrr
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 23, 2022
JUST IN: Twitter whistleblower Peiter "Mudge" Zatko will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing on Sept. 13, according to the committee.
— Brian Fung (@b_fung) August 24, 2022
CNN Business had more:
Zatko’s damning disclosure alleges that roughly half of Twitter employees, including all its engineers, have excessive internal access to the company’s live product, known within the company as “production,” along with actual user data.
It also alleges the company lacks the ability to defend against insider threats, foreign governments and accidental data leaks.