Twitter removed a tweet from the top of the White House Coronavirus Advisor, Dr. Scott Atlas, to question the effectiveness of COVID-19 control masks.
Atlas’ tweet read “Masks work? NO” and preceded several others who questioned the use of face clothing to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Atlas also used examples of areas where he had said ‘cases exploded even with mandates’, including Los Angeles, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Spain and Israel.
In a statement to the hill, Twitter said the doctor’s tweet “was contrary to our COVID-1
The White House coronavirus adviser shot back on Twitter after removing the tweet, saying: ” That means the right policy is @realDonaldTrump guideline: Use masks for the intended purpose – when they are close to others, especially tall risk. Otherwise social distance. No widespread mandates. #CommonSense, “Atlas wrote.
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The removal of Atlas’ tweet is the latest in a series of actions the company has taken to either remove or mark posts from members of the Trump administration, including the president himself, which it says are misleading or false when it comes to issues. , ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to the upcoming presidential election.
The marking or removal of tweets or other posts on social media has taken an increased level of control from the Conservatives, as both Twitter and Facebook last week took steps to stop a New York Post article centered around Hunter Biden – with GOP lawmakers in both Parliament and the Senate rejected the motion as censorship, urging both companies to explain themselves before Congress.
Twitter’s removal of Atlas’ tweet is also not the first time the medical professional has run into pieces with big tech.
In September, a video by Atlas questioning the need for universal social distancing measures was removed from YouTube for violating Community standards.
Atlas, which supports a full reopening of the economy, filmed an in-depth interview with the Hoover Institution in which he discussed the possibility of allowing natural immunities to control the virus.
Atlas struck out on the massive video platform during an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson – saying that YouTube “censored science.”
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“It’s a disaster,” Atlas said. “We have already seen the immediate obstacle of journalism. When you start censoring science, you remove the fact and remove the basic way we decide what is truth in what is not. This is done, I think historically. in different countries, and you know we’re kind of twisting on the edge of what’s being done in third country countries – the countries we were previously proud to be separated from, “Atlas said.
Atlas has become one of the most controversial members of the Coronavirus Task Force in the White House and has often been at odds with Dr. Anthony Fauci, another task force member and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on a number of issues related to the pandemic.