Elon Musk Sparks Controversy by Amplifying 'Pizzagate' Conspiracy Theory on X

3 months ago
Elon Musk amplified the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory on Monday on X, formerly Twitter. Elon Musk drew attention to a user's attempt to connect the founder of Media Matters with the "Pizzagate" conspiracy on the X platform, responding with "Weird" to his 160 million followers. This occured after X filed a lawsuit against Media Matters over a report that last week identified ads for major brands running alongside pro-Nazi content on X and may have caused advertisers to flee the platform. "Pizzagate" is a baseless conspiracy theory originating from 4chan, Reddit, and other platforms during the 2016 US presidential election, alleging a pedophilia ring involving Hillary Clinton and other Democrats operating out of a Washington, DC pizza shop.