Just days after he promised advertisers that Twitter would not become a “free hell scene for all” Elon Musk used the platform he now possesses to amplify an unfounded conspiracy theory about the hammer attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband by an intruder.
“There is a very small possibility that this story could be more than eye sight,” Musk tweeted Sunday morning in response to a tweet by Hillary Clinton blast the Republican Party for creating a toxic environment that provides a basis for violence against politicians.
Musk linked to a story, no longer accessible, in an online conservative story called Santa Monica Observer claimed that the suspect did not break into the Pelosis home in San Francisco to hunt for Nancy.
Instead, the unseen “story” alleges that Paul Pelosi, 82, is having an affair with a male prostitute. While others alluded to this rumor – twisting themselves into cookies to explain details like broken windows and 911 calls – none of them had Musk’s influence or influence. .
And the exit he cites is particularly unreliable. Like LA time reported, Santa Monica Observer was the source of other absurd, false articles, including one that a woman close to Hillary Clinton had been sent to a debate with Donald Trump and that Kanye West had been assigned a job. top job in the Ministry of the Interior.
Musk’s irresponsible tweet comes just hours after Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that she and her family were “deeply heartbroken and traumatized” by the attack on Paul, which left him with a cracked box. The skull must be surgically repaired.
The Speaker of the House was in Washington during the attack, allegedly carried out by David DePape42 years old, a Bay Area man who has promoted the idea of QAnon and other far-right conspiracy theories online.