Disney had purportedly weighed the possibility of buying Twitter back again in 2016, discovered former Disney CEO Bob Iger whilst talking at the Code Convention in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday. Iger claimed that Disney learned, with the assistance of Twitter, that a ‘substantial portion’ of Twitter’s consumer base consisted of bogus accounts. Walt Disney and Twitter were purportedly all set to enter negotiations when Iger made a decision to walk away from the deal. Even so, Iger did not mention a specific selection when conversing about the range of fake accounts.
As per a Reuters report, Iger — former CEO of Disney — uncovered that the firm was in talks with Twitter to purchase the social media system in 2016. Devoid of mentioning a specific number, he suggested that “a substantial part” of Twitter consumers “had been not authentic.”
Twitter has managed its claim that significantly less than 5 per cent of “monetisable” Twitter consumers are bot or spam accounts. The social media corporation is presently embroiled in a lawful battle with Elon Musk who pulled out of a $44 billion (roughly Rs. 3.5 lakh crore) takeover deal.
Musk and Twitter are established to go for a five-day demo, which will choose place in October.
Notably, Iger had outlined in his memoir “The Journey of a Lifetime” that he had decided to not go ahead with the Twitter takeover offer in 2016 due to worries about the “nastiness” of the discourse on the social media system.