Behind Fake-Account Issue That Elon Musk Cited in Calling Twitter Deal ‘On Hold’

Behind Fake-Account Issue That Elon Musk Cited in Calling Twitter Deal ‘On Hold’

Elon Musk’s tweet saying his planned Twitter Inc. acquisition was on hold put the spotlight on questions about fake accounts, which have vexed social-media platforms for years. Mr. Musk, the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., said in a tweet early Friday that his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter was “temporarily on hold pending …

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