Elon Musk asked Twitter to use 'Trump' as a search term to help calculate the number of fake accounts, report says

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Elon Musk asked Twitter to use "Trump" as a search term during an investigation of the number of fake accounts on the platform, documents show. Twitter rejected the request, saying he was among "many irrelevant subjects" that would produce too many search results. The emails were part of a huge release of correspondence from Musk and Twitter execs about the deal.
Published 2 months ago · Washington, United States

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