After Twitter, Elon Musk goes after YouTube, says platform hosts nonstop scam ads – Technology News, Firstpost



After taking up Twitter and its spam bots, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and one of the world’s richest people has expressed displeasure with Google’s video streaming platform YouTube.

Tesla’s CEO criticized YouTube’s service by tweeting on the microblogging site Twitter. Elon Musk even called YouTube a scammer. Musk tweeted: “YouTube seems to be non-stop scam ads.”

In another tweet, Elon Musk posted a meme that mocked YouTube for allegedly failing to address the deceptive schedules.

According to a study by Omnicore, approximately 122 million active users on YouTube consume more than one billion hours of video every day. This makes YouTube one of the most widely used social media platforms and search engines in the world.

It is also the second most popular search engine right after Google, with over a billion hours of views per day. YouTube actually gets more searches than the other major search engines, namely Microsoft Bing, Yahoo, AOL and Ask combined.

In another related development, in which Twitter is openly accused of violating the merger agreement, Elon Musk has threatened to walk out and cancel the $44 billion acquisition of the $44 billion social media company because he has requested data about spam and has not provided fake accounts.

Musk had demanded that Twitter pass information about its testing methodologies to support its claims that bots and fake accounts make up less than 5% of the platform’s active user base and stop thwarting their due diligence processes.

The letter sent by Musk and his attorney on Monday alleged that Twitter had attempted to restrict access to the information by narrowly interpreting the merger agreement so that providing the information would fall outside of Twitter’s contractual requirements.

In a separate filing of securities, Twitter previously disclosed that Musk had waived a due diligence clause in the deal that would have made it easier for him or her to withdraw from the deal; without it, Musk could face a tougher climb and the prospect of lawsuits.



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