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Elon Musk tweets and deletes link to article pushing unfounded conspiracy theory about Paul Pelosi attack

Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted and deleted a link to an article pushing an unfounded conspiracy theory about the attack on Paul Pelosi. The tweet from Musk, who now owns Twitter, raised issues about the kind of content material that shall be allowed on the social media web site underneath his management.

In a since deleted tweet responding to Hillary Clinton, Musk wrote: “There is a tiny possibility there might be more to this story than meets the eye,” with a link to a narrative from the right-wing web site Santa Monica Observer — a web site that has pushed an anti-LGBT conspiracy theory relating to the attack, in accordance to an archived model of the story.

The outlet has made false claims previously, together with that Clinton herself died on Sept. 11 and has since been changed by a lookalike, in accordance to The Associated Press.

Musk deleted the tweet shortly after posting it on Sunday morning and as of Sunday night had not tweeted since. 

The former secretary of state had tweeted a link to a narrative in The Los Angeles Times about 42-year-old David Wayne DePape, the person suspected of beating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer contained in the Pelosi’s San Francisco dwelling on Friday.

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

DePape on Friday allegedly broke into the Pelosi’s dwelling, shouting “Where is Nancy?”, and had deliberate to detain Paul Pelosi till the speaker received dwelling, legislation enforcement sources advised CBS News. DePape was instantly apprehended by police and shall be charged with tried murder, assault with a lethal weapon, elder abuse, housebreaking and a number of extra felonies, in accordance to authorities.

A CBS News overview of suspected social media posts by DePape exhibits him spreading conspiracy theories about Holocaust denial, pedophiles within the authorities, and claims that Democratic officers run little one intercourse rings.

Musk’s deleted tweet was despatched days after the Tesla CEO formally took management of the social media community earlier this week after buying it for $44 billion. 

As questions swirl over what sort of content material can be allowed on the location and if beforehand banned accounts shall be reinstated, Musk tweeted on Friday that Twitter can be forming a “content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints.”

“No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes,” Musk added.

Christina Ruffini contributed reporting.

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