Twitter boss Elon Musk has threatened to sue Microsoft for allegedly using data from his social media company without permission.
“They trained illegally using Twitter data. Lawsuit time,” the multi-billionaire stated in his tweets.
Mr. Musk was criticizing Microsoft’s decision to drop Twitter from its internal ad network.
He didn’t offer any more information or proof to back up his assertion.
In response to a Thursday request for comment from the BBC, Microsoft rejected.
The business previously announced in a notice that starting on Tuesday, April 25, “Twitter would no longer be supported” by its advertising platform.
As a result, ad buyers would not be able to access their Twitter accounts through Microsoft’s social management tool.
“Other social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn will continue to be available,” Microsoft said.
Twitter’s press email responded to a query with a customary poo emoji.
In a separate tweet on the discussion about the social media platform’s data, Mr Musk said he was “open to ideas”.
“But ripping off the Twitter database, demonetizing it (removing ads) and then selling our data to others isn’t a winning solution,” he added.
In February, Twitter started charging for the data it collects from “hundreds of millions” of users, with a basic plan starting at $100 a month.