The deal is dead, Elon Musk says on Twitter

Twitter's bid to be acquired by Elon Musk is now officially ended.

This week, Musk's legal team is taking steps to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.

Musk tweeted against the company's bot calculations and an ominous 

piece in The Washington Post reflecting his thinking.

Mr. Musk is terminating the Merger Agreement because Twitter has 

violated multiple provisions of it, appears to have made false and misleading 

representations on which Mr. Musk relied in entering into it, and is likely to suffer a Company Material Adverse Effect," 

" Musk's lawyers wrote to Twitter's Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde.