Twitter Whistleblower Testifies in Congress Amid Shareholder Vote on Musk’s Bid

Posted on AllSides September 13th, 2022
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A whistleblower who leveled charges of widespread security failures at Twitter Inc. TWTR 0.82%▲ is testifying at a Senate hearing Tuesday, hours before shareholders are scheduled to finish voting on whether to approve Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover that the billionaire is trying to abandon.

Former Twitter security executive Peiter Zatko, who was fired by the company in January, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that Twitter executives’ “incentives led them to prioritize profits over security,” echoing his whistleblower complaint.

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