After putting a deal on hold, 'Bots are angry...': Elon Musk announces random sampling of Twitter's followers

Elon Musk, the world's wealthiest person, announced 

that his team would randomly select 100 Twitter followers to continue his announcement of a day earlier about the Twitter acquisition deal being temporarily put on hold.

My team will randomly select 100 Twitter followers to find out. 

I invite other people to do the same and see what they find ...," Musk (who has almost 93 million followers).

The sampling will be used to determine the proportion of fake or spam accounts among the 61.7 million accounts who follow Twitter

Musk put off his acquisition of Twitter Friday, citing a Reuters report which stated 

that fake or spam accounts accounted for less than 5% of Twitter's monetisable daily active users in the first quarter.

Friday's shocking announcement by Musk - who declared late in the month that he had reached an agreement with Twitter to buy it for USD 44 Billion 

came days after the South African-born entrepreneur stated that one of his top priorities was to eliminate spam bots from the platform.