Twitter locks Donald Trump’s account after he posted false claims regarding COVID-19

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

29th Jul, 2020. 10:41 am
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Social media giant Twitter said it has temporarily locked President Donald Trump’s account after he posted a video in which doctors made allegedly false claims about the coronavirus pandemic.

“Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We are taking action in line with our policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said.

He explained that the footage shared “false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.”

According to reports, the video, which shows a group of doctors claiming masks and lockdowns were not required to halt the disease, had been watched by 14 million people on Facebook before it was removed.

Moreover, the doctors also backed the use of hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug that has not been proved effective against COVID-19.

Shortly after it removed from Facebook, Trump tweeted several clips of the video to his 84 million followers.

However, the Post said Donald Trump also shared 14 tweets defending the use of hydroxychloroquine.

Twitter, from a short time, has begun acting against tweets by Trump that it says break their rules.

Earlier in June, the social media platform hid a tweet in which the President threatened to use “serious force” against protestors in Washington, saying it broke rules over abusive content.

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