Schlichter was joined by the far-right Youtuber Tim Pool, who used his Twitter account to manufacture conspiracies theories about the bar, Club Q, where families in the Colorado Springs formerly gathered on Sundays for brunch to watch drag performers tell jokes and imitate singers like Madonna and Cher. Apparently fearing no consequences under Musk’s new leadership, Pool accused the LGBTQ establishment of hosting a “grooming event,” priming children for sexual abuse.


“Twitter under Elon Musk has backtracked on its assurance that it would not make any major changes to content moderation or reinstatement of suspended accounts without a moderation advisory council,” Alejandra Caraballo, clinical instructor at the cyberlaw clinic at Harvard Law School, told Gizmodo, adding that Musk had made “false promises” of rolling out moderation techniques that are “infeasible or next to impossible.”

“On the trans day of remembrance after 5 LGBTQ people were murdered in Colorado, Twitter reinstated several anti-LGBTQ accounts while giving the green light to vicious anti LGBTQ rhetoric such as the groomer libel,” Caraballo said. “It’s clear that advertisers need to drop their ads from Twitter and Apple needs to step in and revoke Twitter from the App Store before more violence is incited.”