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Tycoon Elon Musk said Tuesday from Doha that there are still unresolved issues to consummate the purchase of Twitter, as announced last April for $44 billion, and said that this process will not cause problems with China, a large market for his company Tesla.
In a videoconference from the Economic Forum of Qatar, Musk pointed out that he is waiting for the company’s solution to several issues.
There is the issue of the number of fake accounts and spam that Twitter says is 5%, although Musk says it is more.
Last June 6, Musk threatened not to consummate the Twitter purchase precisely because of this issue, since he had not received the information he required from the company.
And then there is whether the portion of the debt round will be met and whether the shareholders will vote in favor, the tycoon clarified.
Musk, who stated at the beginning of the conversation that he is limited in what he can say because of sensitive topics and the possibility of being sued for his words, also assured that in the event that the purchase of Twitter is consummated, it will not affect China.
Twitter does not operate in China, he added, and also said that he thinks that China does not interfere with freedom of speech in the United States, so he does not think there will be a problem balancing his Tesla interests in China with the future acquisition of the social network.
He also pointed out that, in the case of completing the Twitter deal, he would concentrate on promoting the product on the network, but does not necessarily plan to be CEO.
During the conversation at the second edition of this forum in Qatar, Musk was asked if he would vote for Donald Trump in the next U.S. presidential election in 2024, and said he was undecided.