Elon Musk statements about Tesla Autopilot could be ‘deepfakes’, lawyers claim

Elon Musk has been ordered to be interviewed under oath to determine if he made specific statements about Tesla’s Autopilot feature after the carmaker threw their authenticity into doubt, saying the billionaire was often a target of online “deepfakes”.

A judge in California made the tentative ruling after raising concerns that such arguments could be used by Musk – and other high-profile celebrities – to “avoid taking ownership” of their public statements.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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