FBI alerts Twitter of at least one Chinese agent at company

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 The FBI notified Twitter of at least one Chinese agent in the company

A disclosure from a former TwitterInc executive turned whistleblower shows at least one Chinese agent is working for the company, Sen. Chuck Grassleeve said in his opening remarks at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, at which the informant's testimony was presented.

Pater's testimony “Mudge” Zatko, the notorious hacker who served as Twitter's head of security until he was fired last year, emerged weeks before Twitter and Elon Musk face trial over a $44 billion deal.

Twitter is also expected to announce the results of a shareholder vote on the company's takeover by Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday. Most of the shareholders have already approved the deal, Reuters reports, citing its own sources.

Twitter sued Muscasa to terminate the agreement, while Tesla's chief executive filed a counterclaim, accusing Twitter of misrepresenting the number of fake and spam accounts on your service.

Last week, a Delaware judge ruled that Musk could include Zatko's whistleblower claims in his case against Twitter, but denied his request to delay the trial.

A committee chaired by US Senator Dick Durbin is also expected to put pressure on Zatko in connection with his allegations that one or more Twitter employees worked for foreign governments. Specifically, Zatko alleges that there is at least one Chinese agent working on Twitter.

Twitter reported that Zatko was fired for “poor leadership and poor performance” and that his allegations appeared to be aimed at hurting the company.

Zatko's whistleblower complaint appeared to have more than two pages of links to supporting documents, such as emails between Zatko and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, as well as an assessment of disinformation and misinformation on Twitter.

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