Twitter removed a tweet from Dr. Scott Atlas, an advisor to President Donald Trump on COVID-19, because it violated the platform’s coronavirus “Misleading Information Policy.”

At least that’s what a spokesperson told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

How many times has WHO and CDC changed their opinions and guidelines when it comes to the coronavirus?

It’s not like Atlas made this up out of thin air. Instead, Twitter, which has been on a roll with censorship this week, just deleted it.

From NBC News:

The tweet no longer appeared on the site Sunday morning, replaced with a note saying “This Tweet is no longer available” and a link to Twitter’s rules and policies explaining why the company removes or limits certain posts.

The tweet in question, posted Saturday by Dr. Scott Atlas, read: “Masks work? NO: LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes, UK, Spain, Israel. WHO:’widesprd use not supported’ + many harms; Heneghan/Oxf CEBM:’despite decades, considerble uncertainty re value’; CDC rvw May:’no sig red’n in inflnz transm’n’; learn why.”

The Federalist got a screengrab:

https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/18/white-house-expert-scott-atlas-censored-by-twitter/

Atlas provided this information to The Federalist as well:

In the deleted tweet, I cited the following evidence against general population masks:

1) Cases exploded even with mandates: Los Angeles County, Miami-Dade County, Hawaii, Alabama, the Philippines, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Israel.

2) Dr. Carl Heneghan, University of Oxford, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and editor in chief of British Medical Journal Evidence-Based Medicine: ‘It would appear that despite two decades of pandemic preparedness, there is considerable uncertainty as to the value of wearing masks.’

(https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/masking-lack-of-evidence-with-politics/)

3) The WHO: ‘The widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality or direct scientific evidence and there are potential benefits and harms to consider’ (http://bitly.ws/afUm)

4) The CDC: ‘Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.’ (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0994_article).

I also cited an article giving detailed explanation of the reasons why masks might not prevent spread: https://t.co/1hRFHsxe59

How about old tweets? This tweet, along with others, still exists on Twitter.

How many times has Leslie given us evidence of why we couldn’t trust WHO or CDC, especially WHO? I lost count.

Do masks work? I’d rather be safe than sorry, but you have to wear a new mask every time (if using disposable ones) and wash masks after you use them. How many of you guys do that?

But stop politicizing everything. If Twitter went back and deleted every single tweet from the beginning that is negative towards masks maybe then we could take them seriously.

 

 
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