Elon Musk has put his Twitter takeover on hold but insists he's "still committed" to making it happen.

The billionaire said he was waiting for evidence "supporting [the] calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users" - sending the share prices of the social media platform plunging 10%.

He entered into the deal to pay a cool $44bn (£35bn) for Twitter a couple of weeks ago, and has promised fans he'll use his ownership to protect freedom of speech.

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