YahooNews: Elon Musk may have accidentally leaked his burner account Elon Musk tweeted a picture on Monday night that shows him logged into his Twitter account Ads content creators want to monetize Twitter How features activate.
Unfortunately for Musk, people weren’t paying much attention to the fact that he has 24.7K paid subscribers — instead, some users realized that he appeared to be logged into another account. Upon further investigation, it looked like the account belonged to @ErmnMusk, the display name of the now-deleted account “Elon Test”, which used a picture of Musk’s three-year-old son as its avatar.
Is This Really Elon Musk’s Burner Account? We’re hesitant to make that definitive claim (and if we tried asking Twitter or Musk himself for comment, we’d just get a poop emoji in response). But there is evidence that makes this theory more plausible than not.
Many of the tweets on this potential burner account were fairly generic, including tweets about having no followers (the account was followed by over 27,000 people before we saw it deleted. Whoops!). But some posts make me a little uneasy.
When bitcoin promoter Michael Saylor tweeted about Satoshi – the pseudonym of the man who developed bitcoin – @ErmnMusk replied, “Do you like Japanese girls?”
In another tweet, @ErmnMusk replied to the post mocking Carolyn Ellison, the former CEO of Alameda Research who dated Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX. She pleaded guilty to billions of dollars in wire fraud amid the collapse of FTX, prompting a user to mock Ellison’s appearance while Bankman-Fried risked his billionaire status for sex. @ErmnMusk replied, “I’m a librarian.”
In some other tweets, it seemed like @ErmnMusk was pretending to be X, Musk’s two-year-old son X Æ A-XII, whom he calls X. During the FTX collapse, Brian Chesky, founder of Airbnb, tweeted, “It’s like we were in a nightclub and the lights just turned on.” @ErmnMusk replied, “I wish I was old enough to go to nightclubs. They sound like a lot of fun.” In another tweet, @ErmnMusk posted, “I finally turned 3 on May 4th!”, which is in line with X’s actual birth date.
Can Elon Musk Troll Everyone? Sure. But beyond the fact that these tweets pretty much echo Musk’s general online demeanor, there’s more evidence that this could be Musk’s burner account. The account was created shortly after Musk bought Twitter, and according to VICE reporting, the image of X—uploaded on November 29, 2022—appears to have appeared online elsewhere not before (a few hours later). inside, it is)
has since spread to Twitter, where several users are impersonating the now-deleted account). Programmer Travis Browne extracted 99 “profile snapshots” of the account, which show that it has used the name “Alone Test” for most of its existence, except when it uses the name “Star Sapphire”.
So, how bad is it really that Musk possibly leaked his own burner account? Hey, we’ve all been there! Sometimes you accidentally leak your burner account where you role play as a kid and make lewd comments about women.