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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:02 AM

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

Source: NBC

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.

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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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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Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/twitter-removes-tweet-top-trump-covid-adviser-saying-masks-don-n1243841



Good.

That tweet was outrageous disinformation.

And as I recall, the source Atlas cited was a rightwing financial journal, NOT a medical journal. (Editing to add that it was from the RW American Enterprise Institute, per an Axios article I just checked.)

IMO Atlas should lose his medical license.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:50 PM

1. I'm seeing some tweets saying Atlas has been locked out of his account till he deletes the

posts Twitter objects to. Not sure of the accuracy of those reports yet.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:10 PM

3. That's standard Twitter procedure for a post to which they've done what we can see

The idea, I guess, is to make them acknowledge that they've seen their post removed so they've been told what was wrong.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:54 PM

2. Atlas now is complicit in mass murder.

Not what U Chicago medical school thought it produced.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:21 PM

9. The new Doctor Mengele

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:20 PM

4. Needs to be prosecuted. ...nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:40 PM

5. I, for one, don't want to be part of their herd immunity

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:58 PM

6. Nope..... just the herd immunity when enough people eventually get vaccinated.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:14 PM

7. X-Ray reader? NO MASKS sure AF doesn't work..... DUH!

He should lose everything.

ASSHOLE!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:17 PM

8. I'm sure they were inundated with reports on that one. I know I reported it a couple of hours ago.

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