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Elon Musk affirms conspiracy theory with post on Twitter

Elon Musk shares a conspiracy theory on Twitter
Elon Musk shares a conspiracy theory on Twitter

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Elon Musk finally got his hands on the popular social media platform Twitter after six months of on-off negotiations.

His Twitter purchase was finalized late last week.

Recently, on Sunday, Musk appeared to believe in a conspiracy theory about the recent attack on Paul Pelosi.

The tweet

Elon Musk tweeted a link to an article that focused on a conspiracy theory about Pelosi.

The site claimed to be a news outlet.

Musk responded to Hillary Clinton on Twitter, who addressed the situation:

“The Republican Party and its mouthpieces now regularly spread hate and deranged conspiracy theories.”

“It is shocking, but not surprising, that violence is the result.”

“As citizens, we must hold them accountable for their words and the actions that follow.”

Read also: General Motors to stop advertising on Twitter after Musk buys platform

Elon Musk shared a link to a baseless story, saying:

“There is a tiny possibility there might be more to this story than meets the eye.”

The website made false claims in 2016, claiming the real Clinton was dead.

Additionally, the site endorses the idea that the person was Clinton’s look-alike in the presidential campaign.

Musk’s tweet raises concerns about how he will handle the social media platform.

As a result, many are questioning misinformation and hate being given a more prominent platform now.

Elon Musk’s takeover

The Tesla owner completed his Twitter purchase on Thursday night.

Musk’s acquisition is disruptive to Twitter employees and the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who use the platform.

The Twitter purchase could also play an important role in the upcoming midterm elections in the United States.

Previously, Elon Musk had promised to restore banned user accounts and limit content restrictions.

Donald Trump is among the high-profile names who have been banned from Twitter.

Read also: Acquisition dispute between Elon Musk and Twitter ordered to be halted

Initial goals

When he agreed to buy the company in April, and before attempting to back out, Elon Musk emphasized two goals:

  • To bolster free speech on Twitter
  • To unlock the platform’s extraordinary potential

Musk suggested he would run through Twitter’s approach to content moderation and permanent bans.

However, it can also influence the social debate and the political landscape.

Additionally, the Tesla owner emphasized his goal of removing bots from Twitter.

The same argument about the number of bots on the platform later became his argument to get out of the deal.


Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, tweets conspiracy theory about attack on Paul Pelosi

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