Musk posts conspiracy crap about Pelosi attack – deletes it hours later

Just days after he promised advertisers that Twitter would not become a “free-for-all hellscape,” Elon Musk used the platform he now owns to amplify a baseless conspiracy theory about the hammer attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband by an intruder…

Musk linked out to a story, which is no longer accessible, in an online conservative rag called the Santa Monica Observer claiming that the suspect did not break into the Pelosis’ San Francisco home hunting for Nancy…

Instead the invisibly sourced “story” alleged that Paul Pelosi, 82, was having a liaison with a male sex worker. While others have also hinted at this rumor—twisting themselves into pretzels to explain such details as the broken window and a 911 call—none of them have the reach or influence of Musk…

More than six hours later, Musk’s reply to Clinton was gone with no comment or explanation. Of course, by then it had already been retweeted thousands and thousands of times.

Standard operating procedure for phony articles that may prompt arduous replies and potential lawsuits. Not that I expect more from a publicity hound like Musk.

4 thoughts on “Musk posts conspiracy crap about Pelosi attack – deletes it hours later

  1. Tragic farce says:

    ‘TrumpIsDead’ is trending on Twitter after a verified user apparently decided to test moderation of the platform under Elon Musk’s reign
    “Moderation misinformation, disinformation, hate speech and other problematic content on Twitter has quickly become an issue under Musk’s leadership — so much so that Musk changed his Twitter bio on Monday from Chief Twit to Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator.”

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