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Musk threatens to walk away from Twitter deal over fake accounts

By France24
09 June 2022   |   7:49 am
Elon Musk's legal team has warned Twitter that the Tesla boss could walk away from a $44 billion deal to buy the social media giant, accusing it of breaching its contractual obligations by not sharing information about how fake accounts are calculated. We take a closer look. Plus, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in Palo Alto, Apple launches a redesigned MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro with a new chip that makes them faster and more powerful.

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