Dr. Scott Atlas continued to downplay the importance of the masks with a post on Saturday, saying, “Do the masks work? NO”
18/10/2020 – 16h12
Twitter on Sunday removed a “misleading” post that downplayed the effectiveness of the masks posted by a top adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus issue, while cases in the United States increased before the November 3 election.
While the Trump administration dismissed accusations that its confusing messages about wearing masks made it difficult to fight the coronavirus, Dr. Scott Atlas continued to downplay the importance of the masks with a Twitter post on Saturday, saying, “Do the masks work? NO”.
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Twitter Inc removed the message on Sunday, saying it violated its policy of misleading information about Covid-19, which targets statements confirmed as false or misleading by experts in the field.
The White House did not immediately comment on the decision.
Atlas downplayed the use of masks, a coronavirus containment measure widely endorsed by health experts, but was not enthusiastically promoted by the president.
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Trump, a Republican, seeks re-election on November 3 against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden amid a pandemic that has weakened the economy and killed more than 217,000 Americans.
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