Elon Musk Admits that He Had Alternate X Accounts

Elon Musk has acknowledged using two separate undisclosed accounts on X, the social media platform.

This revelation came during a deposition for a lawsuit involving one of his X posts. Musk clarified that he briefly used one account as a “test account,” where he role-played as a child.

Elon Musk (Credits: Gonzalo Fuentes)

During the deposition, Musk was questioned about whether he had used an account on X that was linked to him by users on social media.

Some X users had identified the account after Musk posted a screenshot of his X interface, which appeared to show the additional account.

The account in question, @ermnmusk, was named “Elon Test” and seemed to depict Musk role-playing as a child, possibly his three-year-old son.

Elon Musk

Musk stated that he no longer uses that account, emphasizing that it was used briefly for testing purposes.

While Musk’s main X account has over 180 million followers, the @ermnmusk account has fewer than 500 followers. Musk also mentioned another account, @babysmurf9000, which he described as a burner account.

However, there seems to be some confusion, as there is no account listed under that name. Musk has been linked to an account named @babysmurf9000 in the past, which has reposted Tesla and X news.

Elon Musk (Credits: Ebrahim Noroozi)

The deposition, which took place on March 27, was released as part of a lawsuit filed against Musk.

The lawsuit alleges that Musk promoted a conspiracy theory on X that falsely associated 22-year-old Ben Brody with a neo-Nazi group. Brody, who is suing Musk for $1 million in damages, claims that Musk’s actions damaged his reputation.

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