Twitter Removes Coronavirus Misinformation That Trump Shared

A tweet shared on Twitter by President Donald Trump was removed by Twitter for violating community guidelines about sharing incorrect figures and misinformation about coronoviruses.

Originally posted on the site by a QAnon supporter, the deleted tweet claimed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “updated their numbers”, only to show that only 6 out of COVID-19 % Deaths were due to illness, while the rest was due to “other serious illnesses.” The tweet was retweeted by the president.

Tweet No longer available, and includes a banner that violates Twitter’s rules.

While the CDC’s public statistical page states that 6% of epidemic deaths were caused solely by coronaviruses, further data in the report indicated that another 94% of COVID-19 deaths included diabetes, obesity, and comorbidities such as Known factors contributed. Sensitivity to heart or lung diseases.

According to Johns Hopkins University, about 182,885 people have died from an outbreak of coronovirus in the US. The CDC has stated that people with serious health conditions are at greater risk of infection and serious complications, including death.

Deleting a tweet is part of a much larger push from Twitter, including instigating fact-checking big and small political voices on the site, marking misleading posts, and removing tweets that spread misinformation. The social media platform has removed several tweets shared by Trump over the past few months for violating site rules about spreading misinformation.

Digital Trend took to Twitter to comment on the tweet’s removal. We will update this story when we hear back.

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