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Elon Musk’s deepfake was widely circulated on Twitter this week, in which he “urges to invest” in an obvious scam.
Yikes. Def not me.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 25, 2022
In a fake video, the head of Tesla and SpaceX “talks” about a new project that allegedly brings users “30% of dividends every day for the rest of their lives.”
The fraud was organized by the fake trading platform BitVex. Musk’s “voice” was made so mechanical that it is difficult to fully make out his speech.
The billionaire himself also confirmed that the video is a fake.
“Phew. Of course it’s not me,” he wrote.
Dogecoin co-founder Billy Marcus also commented on the low quality of the viral video.
“Someone who is stupid enough to invest in this deserves to lose their money. At the same time, scammers deserve to spend their lives in prison,” he added.
Recall that in mid-February, YouTube viewers for three days lost $ 1.6 million in cryptocurrencies on fake streams. Then the attackers edited videos from old speeches of famous representatives of the cryptocurrency community and entrepreneurs. More often than others, the images of Vitalik Buterin, Ilona Mask, Changpeng Zhao and others were used.
In early April, Musk became twitter’s largest shareholder after acquiring a 9.2% stake for $2.89 billion.
On April 14, he offered to buy the social network for more than $ 43 billion, but later suspended the deal after the media reported on the overestimation of twitter audience figures.
Nevertheless, the businessman is still determined to buy. One of his goals he called the victory over spam bots.
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