• 'Masks work? NO': Twitter removes tweet by White House coronavirus adviser that says face coverings are not effective against COVID-19

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Dr. Scott Atlas has become a regular presence at White House coronavirus briefings. He's seen addressing the media on September 28, 2020.
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    Twitter removed a tweet by White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas who claimed that face coverings were not effective in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
    The doctor, who joined the coronavirus task force in August, tweeted on Saturday: "Masks work? NO", alongside a link to an article that argued against the success of face coverings.
    Atlas told Newsweek he had appealed the decision, adding: "Twitter seems to be...
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  • Mainland China reports 13 new COVID-19 cases vs 13 a day earlier

    Mainland China reports 13 new COVID-19 cases vs 13 a day earlier

    6 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    China reported 13 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Oct. 17, the same as a day earlier, the health commission said on Sunday. All of the new infections were imported, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. China reported 34 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 11 a day earlier. As of Saturday, mainland China had 85,672 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll stands at 4,634.
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  • Why Twitter should let verified health experts report COVID-19 misinformation on the platform, according to 3 physicians

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Twitter doesn't currently allow users, even verified health experts, to report on false information spread on the app about COVID-19.
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    Twitter recently placed a warning label atop a tweet by President Trump in which he falsely claimed it to be less deadly than the seasonal flu, saying the tweet violated Twitter's rules.
    Still, Twitter currently offers no way for users to report information as false or violatory - finding and labeling misinformation seems to depend on Twitter conducting an internal review.
    Christopher M. Worsham, Lakshman Swamy, and...
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