Elon Musk Pulls Out of Twitter Deal (Vocabulary List)


Over the weekend, Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk pulled out of a deal to purchase social media giant Twitter.

Musk had planned to purchase Twitter for over $40 billion, and turn it in to a free speech platform. However, Musk is now trying to back out of the transaction – citing breaches of contract and spam accounts.

Some of the vocabulary around the Twitter deal can be a little confusing! Here are some useful words and phrases to help you understand and talk about Elon Musk and Twitter!


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Allege

Allege (vocabulary)

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Breach

Breach (vocabulary)

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Transaction

Transaction (vocabulary)

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Back Out/Pull Out

Back Out/Pull Out (vocabulary)

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Spam/Bot Account

Spam/Bot Account (vocabulary)

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Free Speech

Free Speech (vocabulary)

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Terminate

Terminate (vocabulary)

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Protracted

Protracted (vocabulary)

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