On Sunday 30th August, online social networking service Twitter, removed a tweet shared by the President of the United States, Donald Trump. The tweet is said to have contained bogus data about COVID-19 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with Twitter saying it disregarded its guidelines.
The tweet was initially posted by Twitter user called “Mel Q,” a staunch supporter of the unwarranted QAnon fear inspired notion, and retweeted by Mr. Trump on Sunday.
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Trump’s post asserted the CDC “unobtrusively updated the COVID number” to show a little fraction of all deaths which is 6% from the pandemic were really a consequence of COVID-19, the ailment brought about by the novel coronavirus. By far, most of the deaths, the post guaranteed, were a direct result of other serious sicknesses.
The tweet was immediately brought down, and a message from Twitter says it’s not, at this point accessible in light of the fact that, it violated the Twitter Rules.
Meanwhile, another tweet from a senior legitimate counselor to the Trump lobby, Jenna Ellis, that promoted a similar bogus case about the CDC’s statistics and was retweeted by Mr. Trump is still on the site.
The information deleted by Twitter seems to originate from temporary death counts for the coronavirus that was updated on the August 26 and recorded basic health conditions among those slaughtered by the infection. As indicated by the CDC, for 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the main cause referenced. Overall, there were 2.6 extra conditions or causes per death.
This is not the first time Twitter has removed a tweet from the U.S President.