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- This claim is unfounded. X owner Elon Musk is alive.
A recent Facebook post suggests that X owner Elon Musk has died. But that’s wrong.
"Shock!" the Oct. 31 post says. "The tragic end of Elon Musk. His secret finally revealed."
The post also includes an altered video that makes it appear as if BBC News reported that Musk was offering an investment opportunity that would let British residents quit their jobs.
This post, which was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed, is too. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
We rate claims that he died False.
Facebook post, Oct. 31, 2023
Wired, Elon Musk Announces Grok, a ‘Rebellious’ AI With Few Guardrails, Nov. 6, 2023
Reuters, Exclusive: Elon Musk's X restructuring curtails disinformation research, spurs legal fears, Nov. 6, 2023
Elon Musk’s X account, visited Nov. 8, 2023
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