Russian social media video jokes that Elon Musk is a spy…US media investigates (really)

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When a video of a rear-driving car cruising around Russia’s Stavropol region appeared online recently, one TV channel tweeted to ask Elon Musk what he thought. When Musk replied, people joked that he might be a Russian spy. “How do you like this?” asked the NTV channel in a tweet, prompting a response from Musk (in Russian): “Haha awesome.” Naturally, the exchange triggered some joking online about how the billionaire might be a secret Russian spy – the key word there being “joking.” RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan even commented that “Agent Musk” had been busted. But the light-hearted (and definitely not serious) speculation was all a bit too much for Polygraph, the “fact-checking” outfit of the US government-funded Radio Free Europe, which sprung into action to investigate.

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