Not only calling for Elon Musk to appear in court, Twitter also repeatedly asked colleagues and close friends of Tesla CEO to come for questioning.
According to Business Insider, many of the big names in Silicon Valley have had “counterattacks” against Twitter in recent days. Specifically, this social network is deliberately embroiling some individuals related to Elon Musk into the legal battle.
During an appearance on the All-In podcast on August 5, David Sacks, one of the entrepreneurs who helped Musk start PayPal, called the Twitter request “harassment” and “discriminatory” “petty, vengeful”.
Twitter wants to question Sacks about some of his disrespectful comments. However, Sacks said those statements were just random, not related to the relationship with Elon Musk.
Mr. Sacks and investor David Friedberg mocked subpoenas from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (WLRK), the law firm engaged in litigation for Twitter. The subpoena, which Sacks said, is about 30 pages long and asks for all of his contact with friends for the last six months.
In addition, the law firm WLRK also required Sacks to provide documents related to his public tweets about products sold by Musk.
In the podcast, Sacks suggested that the law firm WLRK was misinterpreting his posts on Twitter as actually citing the document as a research paper.
“Basically, I tweet without thinking much. I guess they’re trying to figure out if I’m posting on behalf of or at someone’s behest,” the PayPal co-founder added.
In the subpoena, law firm WLRK mentioned several of Sacks’ tweets, including his statement about the next Twitter CEO’s to-do list.
Chamath Palihapitiya, a billionaire technology investor and friend of Elon Musk, also received a subpoena in early August. Sharing at the All-in podcast, Mr. Palihapitiya felt very confused when he received the subpoena. appear in court. “This whole thing is just a waste of time,” Palihapitiya said.
In addition, Mr. Palihapitiya also commented on the problems related to the number of automated bots on the social network Twitter.
“As a user, the bot problem is remarkable. I used to be an avid Twitter user and I think in the last year it has become unusable,” said Palihapitiya.