SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A gaggle of demonstrators headed out to Twitter headquarters on Monday afternoon, and so they introduced a particular supply with them.
Protestors positioned a bathroom, adorned with photographs of Elon Musk and former President Donald Trump, in entrance of Twitter HQ on Market Avenue in San Francisco. Whereas they chanted “Flush Musk, dump Trump” they eliminated photographs of Musk and President Trump and ripped them up earlier than discarding them inside the bathroom bowl.
One of many demonstrators, Michael Petrelis, tells KRON4 that Musk’s actions since taking on the corporate have been worrisome. “We don’t belief Musk, who’s an erratic billionaire. Since he purchased Twitter there’s been an increase in hate content material and LGBT lies from Musk relating to the individual accused of attacking Paul Pelosi,” Petrelis mentioned.
On Sunday Musk tweeted a hyperlink to an unsubstantiated rumor regarding the assault on Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband. This tweet got here simply days after many spoke out in opposition to how he might deal with misinformation and hate speech on the platform.
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After the tweet was posted and deleted, conspiracy theorists had already began spinning. The misinformation grew to become so problematic by Monday morning that San Francisco Police Chief William Scott felt the necessity to set the file straight in an interview on CNN. “There’s completely no proof that Mr. Pelosi knew this man, as a matter of reality the proof signifies the precise reverse,” Scott mentioned.
Petrelis tells KRON4 he has issues about what might occur subsequent on the platform, particularly with regards to politics, “If Musk permits Trump again on Twitter, democracy shall be harmed,” he instructed KRON4.
“As a homosexual Twitter consumer, I’ll stay on the platform to assist preserve it a secure world city sq.,” Petrelis mentioned.
Final week, Musk cryptically introduced his takeover of the corporate by sauntering into Twitter HQ with a sink. Musk captioned the video posted to Twitter by saying, “Getting into Twitter HQ – let that sink in!”
The Related Press contributed to this report.