Musk threatens Twitter over data request

Elon Musk threatened to cancel his plan to acquire Twitter Inc. in a letter accusing the firm of not providing spam and false account data.

Mr. Musk claimed Twitter had declined to supply him with spam and phoney account data.

Twitter welcomed Musk's $44 billion offer to go private in April. Musk waived due diligence as part of the purchase.

Musk's lawyer Mike Ringler wrote to Twitter Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde that Musk is entitled to the sought data to help finance the acquisition.

He's also in negotiations with other Twitter shareholders, including co-founder Jack Dorsey, to roll over their shares.

Mr. Musk is not obligated to justify his reasons for seeking the data, nor to adhere to the additional constraints the firm has sought to impose