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- Jun 6, 2005
Trump refuses to deal with this pandemic like it is a medical emergency instead of a PR problem. Worse, he is promoting fake news.In an unprecedented escalation in social media companies’ efforts to police false information, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all removed a video on COVID-19 that President Trump had promoted Monday evening.
The video, which claims that COVID-19 has a cure and discourages people from wearing masks, featured members of a group calling themselves America’s Frontline Doctors speaking in Washington, D.C., in front of the Supreme Court. COVID-19 currently has no cure, and multiple scientific studies have shown that masks are effective in slowing the spread of the virus.
In a string of retweets Monday night, Trump promoted the drug hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19 and also promoted a podcast interview stating that Dr. Anthony Fauci had “misled the American people on many issues.”