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In order to ensure his silence, Twitter Inc paid a whistleblower $7 million.
Peiter Zatko received the payment, according to Elon Musk's lawyer.
In court, Musk's lawyer said: “They’re paying the guy $7 million and making sure he’s quiet."
Twitter was alleged to have misled Musk and investors about the number of spam and bot accounts following Musk's acquisition of the platform.
In an attempt to force Musk to consummate the deal, Twitter is preparing for a trial in October.