A claim in relation to May Musk who is the mother of Elon Musk, owner of Tesla Company and X (Twitter), is going viral on social media. Several users have claimed that 75-year-old May Musk created his account on the Chinese version of Douyin (a popular social media platform in China) in 2020 and has recently announced her settlement in China.
Sharing a screenshot of May Musk’s account, a user named ‘Yin MR’ wrote: “Elon Musk’s 75-year-old mother, Meyer Musk, opened a certified account on the Chinese version of Douyin in 2020, and recently announced that she would settle in China! Currently, her IP address is shown as Shanghai, China”.
Furthermore, we found that other social media users also shared this post making similar claims.
The DFRAC team investigated the above viral claim. Our team also examined the official website of Global Times, China’s media organization, in relation to the above viral claim. However, we did not find any news regarding May Musk’s announcement of settling in China. Even after searching some keywords on Google, we could not find any report from any reliable media organization.
Following this, we thoroughly examined all of May Musk’s social media accounts, including the X(Twitter)handle but no posts by Maye Musk were discovered wherein she made any announcements regarding settling in China.
It is clear from DFRAC’s Fact-Check that the claim of Elon Musk’s mother, Maye Musk, settling in China is fake. No such announcement has been made by Maye Musk