Elon Musk’s latest objection to the $44 billion deal he signed to buy Twitter is that the company hasn’t provided
enough information. That, Musk’s lawyers allege, has made it impossible for him to get a loan—one of the few
conditions that would allow the Tesla and SpaceX CEO to get out of the deal. Except that argument likely won’t work.
On June 8, Twitter gave Musk access to its entire “firehose,” a stream of tweets and metadata about them that
encompasses the 500 million tweets per day, according to The Washington Post. Musk had originally claimed
back in May, that Twitter misrepresented the number of bots it counted as users in its public filings.
Given that he already signed the deal, which didn’t mention anything about bots at all, this line of argument
was unlikely to give Musk a legal way out. But that’s not really at issue anymore, because, Musk’s lawyers’ latest
argument was that Twitter wouldn’t give him sufficient information about its user base in order to get his loans and
complete the deal. That is going to be much harder to prove now that Twitter has given him access to the firehose.