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Elon Musk’s Chinese doppelgänger ‘Yi Long Musk’ gets banned on Douyin

Elon Musk’s viral doppelgänger, affectionately known online as “Yi Long Musk,” has reportedly been banned from Chinese social media.

The Douyin account of the Chinese social media star, whose true identity remains shrouded in mystery, has been wiped clean of content, according to Radii China. Although his Weibo account is still up, it appears to be inactive and only has three posts.

Elon Musk wants to meet his Chinese doppelganger ‘Yi Long Musk’ (‘if he is real’)

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he is willing to meet his purported Chinese doppelganger if he really does exist.
  • Dubbed by netizens as “Yi Long Musk,” the alleged lookalike made headlines last year after a video of him went viral on Douyin.
  • As news of Musk’s Twitter takeover plans emerged online in April, Yi Long Musk resurfaced with a new video of him holding a Twitter logo cutout. 
  • “I’d like to meet this guy (if he is real),” Musk tweeted. “Hard to tell with deepfakes these days.”
  • Similar to Musk, several Chinese social media users are skeptical of the clip’s authenticity and have dismissed it as footage that uses deepfake, a type of artificial intelligence that can alter the face of a person in a video to make them look like someone else.
  • Still, many users are delighted by the resemblance, expressing excitement about Musk’s potential meetup with his Chinese doppelganger.

Elon Musk said he is willing to meet his purported Chinese doppelganger if he really does exist. 

Dubbed by the internet as “Yi Long Musk,” the alleged Musk lookalike made headlines last year after a video of him went viral on Douyin.