Elon Musk’s Chinese doppelgänger ‘Yi Long Musk’ has been barred from posting on Weibo and Douyin, reported Radii China.
While the site stated that he had "violated community guidelines", no other details were shared.
Right now, his Weibo account only has three posts while all previous posts on his Douyin account have been deleted.
The lookalike went viral on social media in December 2021.
And even caught the attention of Musk himself, who said he wants to meet the social media star – if he's real.
Musk wrote on Twitter: "Hard to tell with deepfakes these days."
I’d like to meet this guy (if he is real). Hard to tell with deepfakes these days.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2022
Maybe a deepfake?
After the lookalike's videos went viral, netizens were surprised and in awe at the man's similar appearance, with some commenting that there's a "Chinese version of everything" including the 50-year-old CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.
Others pointed out that the video could be a deepfake.
Here's an example:
@iamjesserichards Tom Holland. Post Malone next? #deepfake #vfx ♬ Rasputin (Single Version) - Boney M.
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