FACT CHECK: Does Tesla’s Cybertruck Come With A Free Lifetime Twitter Blue Check Mark?
A photo shared on Facebook allegedly shows an advertisement from Tesla stating purchasers of the Cybertruck would receive a free Twitter Blue check mark.
This image is digitally fabricated. Check Your Fact found no evidence for this claim via Tesla’s website or verified social media accounts.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Twitter, downsized Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters from six floors to two after missing rent payments, according to the New York Post. Twitter faces a lawsuit seeking $136,260 in unpaid rent for a separate office building in San Francisco, Fox Business reports.
The Facebook post claims Cybertrucks come with a verified blue check mark for Twitter. The graphic shows an image of the Cybertruck model along with its logo. “Better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car,” the graphic’s text reads. “Now with free lifetime Twitter Blue check.”
This image is digitally altered. The Cybertruck website shows the same graphic seen in the Facebook image, but does not claim a free Twitter Blue check mark comes with purchase of the model. There are no credible news reports detailing such a promotion. Likewise, Check Your Fact found no mention of it on any of Tesla’s verified Twitter or Instagram accounts. (RELATED: Does This Image Show A Taliban Vehicle That Looks Similar To Tesla’s Cybertruck?)
Musk previously stated that Twitter Blue subscriptions are needed to “pay the bills,” in response to another tweet from horror novel author, Stephen King, who criticized the originally suggested price point.
We need to pay the bills somehow! Twitter cannot rely entirely on advertisers. How about $8?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2022
Check Your Fact reached out to Tesla for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.
This is not the first time Musk has been the subject of misinformation. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim he stated that former President Donald Trump won the 2022 election.