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Twitter Deletes Trump Tweet, Suspends Jr.'s Account Over False Claims About Hydroxychloroquine

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | July 28, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | July 28, 2020 |


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Yesterday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to complain that the Trending items were too often about him, and that they were all negative, which is not inaccurate.


It’s noteworthy that this morning, #TrumpKillsTexas is trending on the social media platform because thousands of people on Twitter decided to make it start trending after Texas changed how it calculates Covid deaths and the number shot up by 12 percent. The death surge has arrived in Texas, and things are really bad right now.

Meanwhile, despite the fact that multiples studies and the FDA have concluded that hydroxychloroquine is not effective against the Coronavirus — its emergency use was discontinued in June — the President continues to insist without evidence that it is an effective treatment. Last night, in the span of half an hour, Trump sent out 14 tweets defending the use of hydroxychloroquine. Moreover, Trump actually retweeted a tweet that said, “Covid has cure. America wake up,” with a video full of so much misinformation that even Facebook had already deleted it. But Trump retweeted it to his 84 million followers. The video claims that face masks and lockdowns are not needed to stop the disease, and that hydroxychloroquine cures the diesease. Twitter deleted the video, which originated on Breitbart, and added information about hydroxychloroquine into its trending section about the ineffectiveness of of the drug to treat Covid-19.

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Because Trump is the POTUS, Twitter still won’t suspect his account, but the same cannot be said for his son, who posted the video and had his account disabled for 12 hours (he can still access the account and send DMs, but he cannot tweet or retweet).

The “doctor” in the video promoting hydroxychloroquine as a cure, by the way, claims to have treated 350 patients with 100 percent success, but she has also promoted conspiracy theories about “the gay agenda, secular humanism, Illuminati and the demonic new world order.”

Anyway, remember when Trump actually encouraged mask use? We all knew it wouldn’t last.


Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.


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