August 5, 2020

Twitter Removes Coronavirus “Misinformation” Video Posted By US President Donald Trump



Twitter Removes Coronavirus 'Misinformation' Video Posted By Trump

Twitter has begun performing towards tweets by Trump that it says break their guidelines. (File)

Washington:

Twitter mentioned Tuesday it had withdrawn a video retweeted by President Donald Trump during which docs made allegedly false claims concerning the coronavirus pandemic, after Fb took related motion.

“Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation coverage. We’re taking motion in step with our coverage,” a Twitter spokesperson mentioned, declining to provide particulars on how many individuals had watched the video.

The video was additionally eliminated by Fb on Monday night, mentioned an organization spokesperson, explaining that the footage shared “false details about cures and coverings for COVID-19.”

The video, which exhibits a bunch of docs claiming masks and lockdowns weren’t required to halt the illness, had been watched by 14 million folks on Fb earlier than it was eliminated, in accordance with The Washington Publish.

The docs additionally backed using hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug that has not been proved efficient towards COVID-19.

Shortly after it was faraway from Fb, Trump tweeted a number of clips of the video to his 84 million followers.

The Publish mentioned Trump additionally shared 14 tweets defending using hydroxychloroquine.

Twitter has begun performing towards tweets by Trump that it says break their guidelines.

In June, the social media platform hid a tweet during which he threatened to make use of “severe pressure” towards protestors in Washington, saying it broke guidelines over abusive content material.

The newest strikes escalated the battle between the White Home and social media companies which Trump has accused of bias towards conservatives, regardless of his personal massive following.

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