Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal to buy Twitter got a little weirder on Friday.

First, in a pre-dawn tweet, Mr. Elon Musk said the deal was on hold.

He said he wanted more details about the volume of spam and fake accounts on the platform.

Then, about two hours later, Mr. Musk tweeted again.

He was “still committed” to the acquisition, he said, without providing any more details.

The seemingly contradictory messages left many wondering whether Mr. Musk was getting cold feet

Trying to drive down the acquisition price or looking for a bit of attention.

 Mr. Musk has pledged to loosen Twitter’s content moderation policies.