Does Elon Musk Have a Secret Second Twitter Account? Bizarre profile posing as a three-year-old child is linked to the billionaire
- Internet sleuths have suggested that Elon Musk has a secret second Twitter account
- Commenting on Twitter, Musk seemingly confirmed that the @Ermnmusk account was his
Whether it’s smoking marijuana on a podcast, insisting his dog is Twitter’s CEO, or comparing the Canadian Prime Minister to Adolf Hitler, strange behavior is never far away when it comes to Elon Musk.
Now another wild rumor has surfaced.
Internet sleuths have suggested that the tech billionaire actually has a secret second Twitter account that bizarrely poses as a three-year-old child, possibly roleplaying Musk’s real-life son X AE A-XII Musk.
X AE A-XII was born in May 2020 when the CEO of Tesla was in a relationship with Canadian singer Grimes.
To add even more fuel to the fire, Musk has seemingly confirmed that @Ermnmusk is his.
Burner account? Internet sleuths have suggested that Elon Musk has a secret second Twitter profile that strangely poses as a three-year-old child, possibly Musk’s son.
To add even more fuel to the fire, Musk has seemingly confirmed that @Ermnmusk is his
He tweeted “You’ll never guess it’s me” to a Dogecoin-inspired account claiming he had a burner account.
WHAT IS ELON MUSK’S SECOND ACCOUNT?
Name: Elon test
Set up: November 2022
Messages include: ‘I will finally turn 3 on May 4!’ and “I wish I was old enough to go to nightclubs”
The rumor arose after Musk tweeted instructions for creators to enable monetization so they can make a profit from their content on the social media site.
It was at this point that eagle-eyed Twitter users noticed that the tech entrepreneur was given the option to log into another account in the top-right corner of the screenshot.
Once they had this information, it didn’t take long for people to track down the account they thought it was.
The account, dubbed “Elon Test,” was set up in November 2022, a few weeks after Musk’s acquisition of Twitter closed in late October last year.
At first glance, most messages seem harmless.
But a closer look reveals some stranger things stuff in @Ermnmusk’s answers.
One is a tweet that says “Do you like Japanese girls?” in response to Bitcoin evangelist Michael Saylor.
The account, dubbed “Elon Test,” was set up in November 2022, a few weeks after Musk’s acquisition of Twitter closed in late October last year. At first glance, most messages seem harmless
Whether it’s smoking marijuana on a podcast, insisting his dog is Twitter’s CEO or comparing the Canadian Prime Minister to Adolf Hitler, strange behavior is never far off when it comes to Elon Musk
‘I will finally turn 3 on May 4!’ the account tweeted yesterday, presumably in reference to X AE A-XII.
It also tweeted, “I wish I was old enough to go to nightclubs. They sound so nice,” back in November 2022.
Even the bill shares a number of interests with Musk, including a desire to see more engagement on the platform and his love for Tesla.
The maverick billionaire hasn’t revealed the purpose of his second Twitter account – if indeed it’s his – and the odd answers only add to confusion over why it would be useful.
However, a closer look reveals some weirder things in @Ermnmusk’s answers. It said ‘Do you like Japanese girls?’ to Bitcoin evangelist Michael Saylor
Sweet spot: It was at this point that eagle-eyed Twitter users noticed that Musk was given the option to log into another account in the top right corner of the screenshot
Musk is known for having an odd sense of humor, leading some to suspect it’s just for his own amusement.
The other theory is that it allows him to test features without relying on the results of his own public account.
At some point in November, @Ermnmusk tweeted about cryptocurrency, which could have been an attempt to provoke a response from bot accounts.
Whatever the purpose, the account probably won’t be of much use now that it’s not flying under the radar.
The Elon Test account now has nearly 43,000 followers, though that still dwarfs the 136 million that Musk’s main account has.
THE LONG ROAD TO ELON MUSK’S TWITTER TAKEOVER — AND THE CHAOS THAT FOLLOWED
Musk’s takeover of Twitter all began on April 4, when Musk announced a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter, becoming the company’s largest shareholder.
The world’s richest person then agreed to join Twitter’s board, but declined at the last minute, offering to buy the company for $54.20 a share instead.
Twitter accepted the offer later in April, but the following month Musk said the deal has been put on hold pending a bot account review.
His lawyers subsequently accused Twitter of failing to comply with his requests for information on the subject.
The acrimony led Musk to tell Twitter on July 8 that he was ending the deal, and four days later, Twitter sued Musk to force him to complete the acquisition.
Twitter accused Musk of buyer’s remorse, arguing that he wanted out of the deal because he believed he had overpaid.
On October 4, Musk conducted another U-turn and offered to complete the deal as promised. He managed to do so a day before a deadline to avoid a lawsuit.
Since taking ownership, Musk — who also runs Tesla and SpaceX — has wasted no time making significant changes to Twitter, including firing top executives and dissolving the board of directors.
He also confirmed that he will charge Twitter users $8 a month to get a blue check next to their account name, calling the current lords and peasants system “bulls**t.”
Musk previously considered paying $20 a month for blue tick verification, but seemed to cut the cost after criticism from horror author Stephen King, among others.
Musk has also indicated his intention to form a content moderation board with “widely diverging views.”
“There will be no major substantive decisions or account recovery before that council meets,” he said.
He also reportedly brought more than 50 of his Tesla employees, who mostly worked on the electric car company’s autopilot team, to review and work on the code for Twitter.