FACT CHECK: No, Elon Musk Does Not Have A ‘Robot Girlfriend’
A video shared on TikTok allegedly shows various images of Twitter CEO Elon Musk embracing and kissing robots with female appearances.
There is no evidence that the photos are genuine. The images were digitally fabricated, their creator confirmed in a direct message to Check Your Fact.
Musk held a Twitter Spaces event for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to announce his presidency on Wednesday, but it suffered several technical glitches due to “straining servers,” according to AP News. With nearly 600,000 listeners at one point, users reported their Twitter apps crashing or logging them out while trying to join the event, The Guardian reported.
The TikTok post purports Musk has robot girlfriends. The video appears to show multiple images of Musk embracing and kissing robots that resemble women.
“Musk and Girlfriend Robot,” text overlaid on the video reads.
The photos were shared on Twitter by Daniel Marven, CEO of a construction company. “The post is to clarify the dangers of AI (artificial intelligence) in the coming period, especially after Tesla Company released the first integrated robot ‘Optimus,’” the caption reads in part.
“Yes I created all those images,” the Instagram user confirmed in a direct message to Check Your Fact. (RELATED: Did Elon Musk Publish An ‘RIP’ Tweet For Jeffrey Epstein)
Check Your Fact has reached out to Twitter for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.