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Politics Twitter removes tweet from top Trump Covid adviser saying masks don't work

18:06  18 october  2020
18:06  18 october  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

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The original tweet has now been removed by Twitter . The company’s spokesperson later confirmed to Newsweek that the post was deleted for providing misleading information on COVID -19 that could potentially harm others. It’s not the first time Trump ’s coronavirus adviser questioned the science

On Monday, President Trump promoted a video saying people don ’ t need to wear masks . Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images. Facebook on Monday removed a viral video showing a group of doctors claiming that hydroxychloroquine cures coronavirus and disputing the need to wear face coverings

Twitter on Sunday removed a tweet from one of President Donald Trump's top Covid-19 advisers falsely claiming masks don't work to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Image: Scott Atlas © Alex Brandon Image: Scott Atlas

The tweet no longer appeared on the site as of Sunday morning, replaced with a note saying "This Tweet is no longer available" and a link to Twitter's rules and policies explaining why the company removes or limits certain posts.

The tweet in question, posted on Saturday by Dr. Scott Atlas, read, "Masks work? NO: LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes, UK, Spain, Israel. WHO:"widesprd use not supported" + many harms; Heneghan/Oxf CEBM:"despite decades, considerble uncertainty re value"; CDC rvw May:"no sig red'n in inflnz transm'n"; learn why."

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President Donald Trump 's positive COVID -19 result has made Twitter a busy place in the past 24 hours, including some tweets that have publicly wished — some subtly and others more directly — that he die from the disease caused by coronavirus. Twitter put out a reminder to folks that it doesn'.

The original tweet by Trump issued on June 30, showed a meme that read "In reality they're not after me they're after you I'm just in the way" with Trump 's “Admittedly we’re concerned about the sector disappointing the generalist ' COVID -19 recovery' crowd given the asymmetry of earnings beta to oil

In a followup tweet posted later Saturday, Atlas wrote: "That means the right policy is @realDonaldTrump guideline: use masks for their intended purpose — when close to others, especially hi risk. Otherwise, social distance. No widespread mandates."


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Trump has leaned on Atlas in recent months over the advice of other advisers like National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci. A neuroradiologist who is not an expert in infectious diseases, Atlas, who gained attention after making a number of appearances on Fox News, has more aggressively pushed for reopening sectors of the economy and is regularly seen at the White House without wearing a mask.

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Trump tweeted article: ' Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News'. Twitter was down for a few hours on Thursday, which the company said was due to an internal In his combative town hall, Trump struggled to answer questions about his COVID testing

This triggered Twitter to label it “misleading and potentially harmful information” related to Covid -19. One has to click past that notice to even view the tweet , and the replies, retweets, and likes have Trump let Facebook and Twitter know exactly what he thought about the censorship, tweeting after

Last month, an NBC News reporter overheard Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telling a colleague in a phone call that Atlas is arming Trump with misleading data.

"Everything he says is false," Redfield said during a phone call made publicly on a commercial airline.

As the election nears, Twitter has taken a more aggressive approach limiting and removing misinformation, especially relating to coronavirus or voting. The website has slapped a warning label on several problematic Trump tweets in recent months.

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