Musk said on Friday that he would conduct his own research to find out how many people are actually bots before he buys the company.

Musk said on Friday that the deal was on hold until he could verify that less than 5% of users were fake.

Musk said how his team would evaluate the estimate.

To find out, my team will do a random sample of 100 followers of the platform, which has more than 61 million followers.

—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2022

He said that he picked 100 as the sample size number because it was the one that was used to calculate it.

On April 25 it was announced that it accepted Musk's offer. In a public filing, the company said that fake accounts made up less than 5% of its daily active users.

When a user questioned if Musk had thought about this before agreeing to a $44 billion deal, the CEO of both companies said he was lied to.

The bots are angry at being counted, along with a cry-laughing emoji, Musk wrote.