Elon Musk’s Chinese double has been banned from Chinese social media

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Il Chinese impersonator of Elon MuskYilong Ma, was recently banned from Chinese versions of TikTok e Twitter. Let’s find out all the details together.

Yilong Ma, Elon Musk’s double, banned from Chinese social networks

At press time, Insider saw that Yilong Ma’s page on Douyin – the Chinese version of TikTok – has been removed from all content. At the same time, a content restriction notification, which cited a violation of platform policieswas applied to the Ma su page Weibothe country’s platform similar to Twitter.

Representatives of Douyin’s parent company, Bytedanceand Weibo’s parent company, Chinadid not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

In an answer to Insider’s questions, Ma stated that Weibo and Douyin they gave no explanation regarding the suspension of your accounts. Ma’s page on the international version of TikTok, where he is known by the username “Elong Musk”, appears to be still active at the moment. Tesla CEO lookalike owns more than 239.000 follower on the platform, with approx 3.9 million likes for his videos.

Yilong Ma went viral on Douyin in November 2020 following some videos showing his incredible resemblance to Musk. Afterwards, But it attracted attention of Tesla’s chief executive who responded to a video of Ma stating that he too may be “partially Chinese”.

Ma’s latest video on TikTok is one photo compilation which portrays him posing in front of a Tesla, with the caption: “I want to take my brother for a ride in my Tesla! #elonmusk #tesla “. But he has become so famous that even Elon Musk would like to see him.

“I’d love to meet this guy (if he’s real),” she tweeted Musk. “Hard to say with the deepfakes these days”. “I’m here. I too have a great desire to see you! I love you, you are my hero, ”Ma wrote in response to the billionaire in a post on Weibo.