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Twitter shareholders back sale as whistleblower airs concerns over Chinese agent

Company was reluctant to lose revenue from China, despite data security vulnerabilities: ex-officer

Twitter ads paid for by the Chinese government could have elicited information including the location of users who clicked on them, a whistleblower claimed.    © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- A majority of Twitter's shareholders voted in favor of tech billionaire Elon Musk's $44 billion bid to take the company private, a deal he now seeks to abandon, according to a preliminary result announced by the U.S. social media company Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, Twitter whistleblower Peiter "Mudge" Zatko testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the company's alleged security vulnerabilities.

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