Elon Musk has criticized Twitter’s handling of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and dismissed claims that he was promoting a conspiracy theory
ELON Musk has once again dismissed the notion that he is a conspiracy theorist, stating that his support of controversial views is merely “freedom of speech”.
As the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla and Twitter, Musk has a following of over 140 million people and a large audience for his views.
The 51-year-old billionaire is known for making bold statements on a variety of issues, including UFOs, COVID-19 and the attack on Paul Pelosi.
He’s also expressed many opinions that have led to calls being who he is antisemitic, racist, sexistAnd more.
But some of his ideas, once branded as conspiracy theories, eventually turned out to be true, he claimed in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday.
“Like Hunter Biden’s laptop,” he said.
Emails from an abandoned laptop said to belong to Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, were first released by the New York Post in October 2020, just three weeks before the 2020 presidential election.
Verification of the emails took months, but the focus was on allegations regarding President Biden’s relations with executives at Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company.
The timing of the release of these materials, just before the national election, caused a stir as to the motives behind the revelation.
As social media giants Twitter and Facebook began blocking access to the post article and related articles about the scandal due to anti-hacking rules, Musk spoke up.
And shortly after Musk took over Twitter last October, he orchestrated the release of damn details on how Twitter executives decided to suppress posts about the Hunter Biden laptop investigation at senior levels.
“It was a pretty big deal,” he told CNBC of his post.
“There was Twitter and others actively suppressing information relevant to the public. That’s terrible,” he said.
After criticizing both his leadership and approach to sharing information, Musk vowed to revolutionize Twitter for all of humanity.
“The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital city square where a wide range of beliefs can be discussed in a healthy way and without resorting to violence,” he said tweeted last year.
But Musk has faced a wave of backlash over his management of the global micro-messaging platform since the takeover, and has been prevented from further criticizing Twitter by his own company.
Musk’s opinions even influence the stock market.
For example, when Musk baselessly tweeted that he would sell everything he owned in 2020, Tesla’s value dropped by $13 billion almost immediately.
Asked how he decided which of his opinions to share with the public, knowing they could have serious repercussions, Musk said:
“I’ll say what I want to say and if the consequence is losing money, then so be it.”
In March, a leaked memo The billionaire hinted that Twitter has lost more than half of its value since he bought it and started the drastic transformation.
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