Elon Musk tweets conspiracy theory on Nancy Pelosi's husband. Then, deletes it
Elon Musk: Elon Musk tweeted the conspiracy theory as he was responding to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Twitter owner Elon Musk tweeted an anti-LGBT conspiracy theory on Sunday about the attack on US house speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband. Responding to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who tweeted to draw a line between Republicans who promote baseless conspiracy theories and the violent attack on Paul Pelosi, Elon Musk tweeted, “There is a tiny possibility there might be more to this story than meets the eye.”
He attached a link to the story, which is no longer accessible, by the conservative Santa Monica Observer.
Elon Musk later deleted the tweet without any explanation.
The outlet has published conspiracy theories in the past, including that a body double for Hilary Clinton was sent to a debate with Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign.
Elon Musk's tweet rose concerns about Twitter's future as the billionaire vowed that the platform would not become a "free-for-all hellscape."
On Friday, an intruder broke into Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home and attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer, fracturing his skull.
The 82-year-old is recovering in hospital.
- Elon Musk