Fact CHECK: Did Elon Musk Say He Would Procure Nigeria, Facebook? – Nexus News

There are several claims on social media stating that Elon Musk who recently purchased Twitter for $44 billion is planning to buy Nigeria and resolve its economy; then buy Facebook and also delete it.

In one tweet, the handle @elonmusk was revealed to have said, “Now, I am going to buy Facebook and delete it.”

The richest man in the world allegedly tweeted the statement on April 25, 2022 at 9:35am and it had received over 136,000 retweets, 27,000 quote tweets, and 950,000 likes.

Musk had taken a major stake in Twitter earlier this month before lining up last week some $46.5 billion in financing to push forward with the procurement.


Checks by our team revealed that the tweets must have been done from a fake account claiming to be owned by Elon Musk as a quick search from the American billionaire’s Twitter account @elonmusk did not contain any tweets of such.

Although, the only tweet relating to buying of any platform or commodity by the Tesla owner was the one he posted in the early hours of Thursday when he wrote, “Next I am buying Coca-Cola to put the Cocaine back in.”

Musk had also on the same day reacted to a similar screenshot that looks like the one in circulation with the statement: “Now I’m going to buy McDonald’s and fix all of the ice cream machines…” His reply said, “Listen, I can’t do miracles ok.”

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The tweets that Elon Musk intends to buy Nigeria fix her economy; then buy Facebook and delete it are fake reports as they were not posted by him. The screenshot tweet in circulation was photo-shopped.

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