Elon Musk has finally bought out the popular social media platform Twitter after six months of back-and-forth negotiations.
His Twitter purchase was finalized last Thursday evening.
Four days later, Musk appeared to believe in a conspiracy theory surrounding the recent attack on Paul Pelosi with a link on Twitter.
Elon Musk tweeted a link to an article discussing a conspiracy theory about Pelosi.
The site is known for advertising itself as a news channel.
Musk responded to Hillary Clinton on Twitter, addressing Pelosi’s attack:
“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.”
Elon Musk shared a link to a suspicious 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, alleging that the real Hillary Clinton was dead.
Additionally, the site supports the idea that the person in the presidential campaign was Clinton’s impersonator.
Musk’s tweet with the conspiracy theory article raises concerns about how he will manage the social media platform.
As a result, many are raising questions about disinformation and hate getting a more prominent platform now.
Elon Musk’s takeover
The Tesla owner finalized his purchase of the social media platform on Thursday evening.
Musk’s acquisition creates an upheaval for Twitter employees and the hundreds of millions of people around the world who use the platform.
Additionally, the Twitter purchase could play an important role in the upcoming US midterm elections.
Months earlier, Elon Musk promised to restore suspended user accounts and limit content restrictions.
Donald Trump is one of the personalities to have been banned from Twitter.
When he agreed to buy the company in April, and before attempting to get himself out of the deal, Elon Musk emphasized two goals:
- To bolster free speech on Twitter
- To unlock the platform’s extraordinary potential
Musk indicated that he will revise Twitter’s content moderation approach and permanent bans.
However, the decision can influence the civil discourse and political landscape.
Additionally, the Tesla owner reiterated his goal of removing bots from Twitter.
The same argument about the number of bots on the platform eventually became his argument for getting out of the deal months earlier.