Twitter removes ‘misleading’ tweet from Trump Covid senior adviser Dr Scott Atlas that masks don’t work
- The tweet in question was shared by Dr Scott Atlas and reads: ‘Do masks work? No’
- Atlas also shared places where he says ‘cases have exploded even with warrants’
- Twitter then deleted the tweet, claiming it violated the platform’s Covid-19 misleading information policy
Twitter deleted a “ misleading ” tweet from White House adviser Dr Scott Atlas which claimed the masks did not work.
In the tweet shared on Saturday, Atlas wrote: ‘Do masks work? No.’
Atlas, who has been on the coronavirus task force since the pandemic began in the United States, then used examples of areas in which he said “ cases have exploded even with warrants. ”
Atlas included the following locations in the tweet: Los Angeles, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Philippines, UK, Spain and Israel.
Masks and face coverings are used to prevent people with the virus from infecting others.
Twitter deleted a ‘misleading’ tweet from White House adviser Dr Scott Atlas (pictured) who claimed masks didn’t work
In the tweet shared on Saturday, Atlas wrote: ‘Do masks work? No’
Twitter later deleted the tweet, but Atlas followed up on a censorship response.
“ This means the right policy is the @realDonaldTrump directive: use masks for their intended use – when you are close to others, especially at high risk. Otherwise, social distance. No generalized mandates. #CommonSense, ‘Atlas wrote.
A Twitter spokesperson told CNN the tweet was deleted because it violated the company’s Covid-19 misleading information policy.
Twitter said Atlas violated the policy that prohibits users from sharing false or misleading pandemic-related content that could cause harm.
In an email to The Federalist, Atlas explained his reasoning behind his tweet, citing the World Health Organization (WHO).
Atlas noted a WHO document which reads: “The widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality direct scientific evidence and there is potential advantages and disadvantages to consider.