FACT CHECK: Did Elon Musk Tweet That He Plans To Buy Snapchat And Delete All Filters?

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A photo shared on Instagram purports Twitter Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk intends to buy Snapchat and delete all filters on the platform. 

 

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Verdict: False

The screenshot is digitally fabricated. There is no evidence Musk made such a statement.

Fact Check: 

Musk recently criticized former President Donald Trump after the latter called for the suspension of the U.S. Constitution over unfounded claims of fraud during the 2020 presidential election, according to The Hill. The Twitter CEO responded that the “Constitution is grater than any president,” Fox Business reported.

The Instagram photo allegedly shows a screenshot of a tweet from Musk stating that he intends to buy Snapchat and delete its filters. The alleged tweet was published on the morning of Nov. 26.

“Next I’m buying Snapchat and deleting all the filters,” the alleged tweet reads. “Welcome back to reality, ladies.”

This tweet is digitally fabricated. There are no credible news reports to suggest that Musk intends to buy Snapchat. The tweet does not appear on Musk’s verified Twitter account. Likewise, there is no record of the post on Politwhoops, a site that tracks deleted tweets. (RELATED: Did Elon Musk Call Twitter Users Upset By Trump’s Reinstatement ‘A Bunch Of Babies’?)

The only mention of Snapchat on Musk’s Twitter is a tweet about Snapchat’s stock price dropping by 43%. 

This is not the first time a fake tweet from Musk has spread online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that Musk tweeted that he was going to buy TikTok and then delete it.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter

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