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Elon Musk has been urged to increase his security team by a Twitter user.

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  • Elon Musk implies he may get more hate and threats after Twitter takeover.
  • Musk joked that owning Twitter ‘probably won’t’ increase his life expectancy. 
  • Musk recently said the Twitter deal is on hold, but Twitter executives said it is proceeding.

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Elon Musk implied that he may get more threats if he buys Twitter following a call to expand his security team.

A Twitter user urged Musk on Friday to add more security guards to his team and said that he will receive more threats after he owns the social media platform.

Tesla’s chief executive on Saturday responded: “True, owning Twitter probably won’t increase my life expectancy.”

Musk recently said his $44 billion takeover of Twitter will not proceed until he gets clarity on how the social media platform calculates the number of fake accounts on the site.

Twitter’s CEO, Parag Agrawal, and its legal chief, Vijaya Gadde, told employees on Thursday that the deal is not “on hold” and reassured staff that the deal will go ahead, Insider reported. 

The call for Musk to bolster his security team comes days after Insider revealed that the SpaceX founder paid a flight attendant $250,000 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against him in 2018.

The flight attendant, who worked on a SpaceX corporate jet, accused Musk of offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage and of exposing his erect penis to her, according to interviews and documents obtained by Insider. 

Musk denied the sexual misconduct allegations and said on Twitter: “Those wild accusations are utterly untrue.”

He later said the accuser should describe his scars or tattoos in a tweet seemingly aimed at the source and said “she won’t be able to do so, because it never happened.” 

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