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People Are Pretty Sure They've Identified Elon Musk's Secret 'Burner' Twitter Account—And We Have So Many Questions

Twitter users think they have discovered Elon Musk's alt Twitter account @ErmnMusk that features Musk's young son's picture.

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This has been a weird week for Twitter.

Twitter users discovered the social media platform has apparently been giving Twitter blue subscriptions and the associated blue checkmarks to the accounts of dead celebrities—but it doesn't end there.

Twitter users also discovered what appears to be Elon Musk's burner Twitter account featuring his son's photo as the profile picture.

The account was visible in a screenshot from Musk's tweeted explanation of how content creators can monetize Twitter by enabling subscriptions.

In the screenshot, you can see a small profile picture for the second account Musk is logged into—clicking on it allows a user to quickly switch between active accounts.

A particularly sleuthy user tracked down the account with that profile picture.

It appears to be a burner/test account called "Elon Test" with the username @ErmnMusk.

The account's tweets and replies are quite bizarre.

A recent tweet from the account and the fact the profile picture is of one of Musk's children led some users to think Musk may have intended the account to be for his child.

Musk's son X Æ A-12 will be 3 years old on May 4, so the idea isn't completely implausible.

That would make some of the bizarre and sometimes sexual things tweeted from the account, which we won't share here, even more odd and inappropriate.

Nobody can know definitively what Musk's intentions were unless he chooses to tell them, though.