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- This video was altered.
A recent Facebook post follows a familiar script: altering a video of X owner Elon Musk to make it appear as if he’s promoting a product that enables people to make passive income.
"Incredibly, only 2.73% of UK citizens know this, no experience required," reads the Aug. 22 caption on a video that alternates between footage of a woman who appears to be interviewing Musk and of Musk speaking to a camera.
"So you saying that Quantum AI is revolution of passive income?" the woman appears to say.
"Yes," Musk appears to reply. "Banks does not providing enough support for people. Quantum does."
The butchered grammar is just one clue that this isn’t an authentic offer, interview or video. It’s been altered, and this post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
The footage of Musk comes from his first meeting addressing employees of what was then known as Twitter — now X — in June 2022.
We rate the claim that a video shows Elon Musk talking about making "passive income" with "Quantum AI" False.
Facebook post, Aug. 22, 2023
Alex Heath tweets, June 16, 2022
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