Elon Musk intends to purchase TikTok and then delete it.
A purported screenshot of a tweet by Elon Musk stating that he will purchase TikTok and then delete it is circulating online.
Misbar investigated the circulating claim and discovered it to be fake.
The circulating screenshot has been digitally altered.
Did Elon Musk Tweet That He Wants to Buy TikTok?
We found no evidence that Musk tweeted he would buy and then delete TikTok.
Musk did not issue a statement regarding TikTok's acquisition on any of his official verified accounts.
According to the screenshot, the alleged tweet was published on October 31, 2022.
We reviewed his tweets on October 31 and found that none of them mentioned TikTok.
Furthermore, neither TikTok's verified social media accounts nor its press releases have mentioned the claim.
Musk's TikTok purchase claim has been circulating online since May 2022.
Elon Musk’s Twitter Acquisition
The fabricated screenshot circulated online following Elon Musk's Twitter purchase.
In response to Musk's $44 billion Twitter, acquisition, a wave of misinformation and fabricated claims erupted online.
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