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Elon Musk cites whistleblower in new filing to scrap Twitter deal

Elon Musk cites whistleblower in new filing to scrap Twitter deal

Elon Musk made a fresh filing to terminate his Twitter deal, citing new revelations from the platform's former security boss about major security gaps and misleading account data, a document made public Tuesday showed.

A Musk lawyer wrote in a letter to Twitter's general counsel that the recent revelations by whistleblower Peiter Zatko provided "additional and distinct bases to terminate the Merger Agreement."

Tesla founder Musk, who has sought repeatedly to pull out of the $44 billion agreement to purchase the social media giant, has formally subpoenaed Zatko to have him share information about spam accounts and data protections shortcomings at Twitter.