Twitter CEO explains why finding bots in a random sample of 100 users won’t work. Elon Musk responds with a poo emoji.

“We do not believe this specific estimate can be done externally, given the critical need to use both public and private information (which we cannot share)” Agrawal tweeted Monday of Musk’s proposal to sample a random set of 100 users. “Externally, it is not even possible to know which accounts are counted as mDAU on a given day.”

“We don’t believe this specific estimate can be done externally, given the critical need to use both public and private information (which we cannot share),” Agrawal continued. “Externally, it is not even possible to know which accounts are counted as mDAU on a given day.”

Agrawal also said Twitter has a “strong incentive” to find and remove spam and that “anyone who suggests otherwise is just plain wrong.”

Shortly after, Musk responded to Agrawal’s thread with a smiling poo emoji.

Monday’s conversation between the two sides is the latest twist after Musk said on Friday his acquisition of Twitter was on hold until he could verify that the company’s estimate of fake users or spam was correct. accurate, noting that he was “still committed to the acquisition.” ”

The company previously said that fake accounts account for less than 5% of users.

In the meantime, Musk also threw punches at Twitter’s algorithm, advising his followers to set their deadlines in chronological order.

“You are manipulated by the algorithm in a way that you do not realize”, he said.

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