Twitter said it reduced a tweet from a member of President TrumpDonald John Trump The latest call to Mnuchin-Pelosi makes ‘encouraging news on trial’ for stimulus package China warns it will defend Americans following DOJ persecution of Chinese scholars: report issues with Musician John Fogerty stopping and stopping Trump from using ̵6;Blessed Son’ MOREcoronavirus task force for violating social media network policy on misleading information about COVID-19.
The post from Scott Atlas reads, “Do masks work? NO” followed by many posts questioning the effectiveness of masks in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.
Twitter told The Hill in a statement that Atlas’ tweet “violates our COVID-19 False Information Policy” which “prohibits the sharing of false or misleading content related to COVID-19 that could lead to harm . “
Twitter flagged or deleted many tweets related to the pandemic and voting, including President Trump’s posts, as it approached Election Day.
In August, the social media network posted a post from Trump retweeting false proof that only 9,000 people actually died from COVID-19 while the rest had “2-3 other serious illness. “
Also in August, a video tweeted Eric TrumpTrump says only Jesus Christ is more famous than him Eric Trump cancels event at gun shop after former worker tied to domestic terror plots Trump returns to campaign after COVID-19 diagnosis MORE showing the president’s face superimposed on a video of Roy Williams and University of North Carolina men’s basketball players, flagged for copyright infringement.
Twitter caught fire last week after it chose not to allow sharing a link from a New York Post story about Hunter Biden in tweets and direct messages, sparking concerns about how the online platform on election night.