Tesla lays down the law on Cybertruck image leaks

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Tesla has officially laid down the law on employees leaking pictures and videos of the Cybertruck, which has been one of the few ways fans have been able to keep up with the pickup’s development.

For a few months, Tesla Cybertruck images and videos have emerged from within the factories, giving us looks at the latest developments regarding the vehicle.

While there have been several sightings of the Cybertruck on public roads and outside of factories, pictures of the vehicle on the floor within the walls of Giga Texas have been a hot commodity, and Tesla fans have been hungry for more ever since they got their first taste.

Unfortunately for many, the days of getting pictures of the Cybertruck may be over, or at least much harder to get.

Tesla sent a message to employees this morning warning them of new, more severe consequences for anyone caught taking pictures or videos of the vehicle.

The message to employees reads:

“Effective today, any employees or contractors found taking photos or videos on-site of anything related to the Cybertruck (e.g. vehicle, parts, production line, etc.) without an official business need/justification (i.e. dictated by job/scope and validated by Security during initial contact) will be immediately escorted off-site pending HR investigation and follow up contact.

The CT team will issue photo passes/stickers to appropriate personnel in the future to help expedite interactions with Security for business-related photography/videography.”

Tesla has always frowned upon leaking images of vehicles or factory interiors with sensitive information, but Cybertruck leaks have continued to appear online, and it seems the automaker is taking nearly any precaution to prevent more leaks from happening.

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Joey Klender: Joey has been a journalist covering electric mobility at TESLARATI since August 2019. In his time at TESLARATI, Joey has broken several big stories, including the first images of the Tesla Model S Plaid, the imminent release of the 4680 Model Y through EPA certification, and several expansions to the Lucid AMP-1 factory in Arizona, to name a few. His stories have been featured in several publications, including Yahoo! Finance, Fox News, CNET, and Seeking Alpha. In his spare time, Joey is playing golf, watching MMA, or cheering on any of his favorite sports teams, including the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, Miami Heat, Washington Capitals, and Penn State Nittany Lions. You can get in touch with joey at joey@teslarati.com. He is also on Twitter @KlenderJoey.
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