(ETH) – Social Media giants are on the warpath again and have recently scrubbed a video featuring a group of doctors making false and dubious claims related to the coronavirus that was reportedly retweeted and shared by US President Donald Trump.
The report indicated that the video was removed by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube after going viral online Monday. The video was reportedly published by the right-wing media outlet Breitbart News, featured a group of people wearing white lab coats calling themselves “America’s Frontline Doctors” staging a press conference in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Trump quickly shared multiple versions of the video with his 84 million Twitter followers on Monday night.
CNN Business reported: “During the press conference, a speaker who identifies herself as a doctor makes a number of dubious claims, including that “you don’t need masks” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and that recent studies showing hydroxychloroquine is ineffective for the treatment of Covid-19 are “fake science” sponsored by “fake pharma companies.”
Meanwhile, Social media giant Twitter also suspended the account of Donald Trump Jr. after he shared a video of doctors talking about the controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine. According to the Washington Examiner,
A message from the company said that some features of Trump Jr.’s account were “temporarily limited” after he violated the company’s rules — specifically, a policy on “spreading misleading and potentially harmful misinformation” related to the coronavirus. A spokesperson for the company said that the account was not suspended, but that “some” account features would be limited for 12 hours because of the rule violation.