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“Incorrect Information About Covid-19”
US President Donald Trump regrets some posts on Twitter. However, he did not delete current tweets himself.
Update from July 29th, 10.13 a.m.: Just a few days ago, US President confessed Donald Trumpto regret some of his tweets (see first registration). Now he has again with the spread misleading information to the new Corona virus caused a stir. Twitter deleted several of the President’s tweets the night of Tuesday, in which Trump distributed a video with highly controversial information about the pandemic. “Tweets with the video violate our policy on misinformation about Covid-19,” said Twitter at the request of AFP.
Previously had Facebook deleted the controversial video – loud Washington Post was more than before 14 million people been looked at. So in the video, doctors said that wearing Protective masks in the Fight the pandemic is not necessary. Instead, they called it Malaria remedy hydroxychloroquine as an effective drug against Covid-19. “We removed the video because it was wrong information about remedies and includes treatment options for Covid-19, ”explained one Facebook spokesman.
Trump has long been in the use of protective masks doubt pulled and has been promoting hydroxychloroquine for months. At the beginning of the pandemic, researchers had expressed hope that the malaria drug could be effective in fighting the coronavirus. In the meantime she sees Majority of researchers this is different. The U.S. FDA moved one in June Special permit for hydroxychloroquine back.
Trump spread a number of tweets promoting hydroxychloroquine on Monday evening. The president also shared a Twitter message repeatedly attacking leading US virus expert Anthony Fauci: the prominent member of the White House’s coronavirus crisis team “misled the public on many issues,” among others, during the pandemic at Hydroxychloroquine, the tweet said.
First report from July 27th: Washington – US President Donald Trump * is actually known to persist in its position, be it with the Corona pandemic *, the Black Lives Matter protests* or Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). All the more remarkable is a recent Trump interview with the website Barstool Sports. Here he answered a question, it would be done “too often”, that he wake up and think he’d rather not have something on Twitter should spread.
“You used to write a letter and say,” This letter is really bad. “And you put it on the desk, went back the next day and said,” Oh, I’m glad I didn’t send that. “
Trump went on to say, “But we don’t do that on Twitter.” Instead, things are posted there immediately. Then you feel Greatuntil the calls came up asking if you really said that. “I say, ‘What’s wrong with that?’, And you can find a lot of things.” Trump added: “It’s not the tweets, it’s the ones Retweetsthat get you in trouble. ”When asked if he loved Twitter, the president said,“ There are times when I love it. Sometimes too much. ”Trump follows 84 million users on Twitter.
Trump said Twitter gave him one powerful voice and be very important to him. His Twitter account @realdonaldtrump be his and will belong to him even after he leaves office. But he did not know whether he would still use it afterwards. Trump is applying for the Election in November * for one second term. Twitter has been the president’s primary communications platform for years. His tweets and retweets keep him busy Controversy.
For example, Trump came in for criticism late last month when he retweeted a Florida video that included one of his supporters “White Power” cried – in contrast to “Black Power”Movement against discrimination against blacks. Trump had written “great people”. He then deleted the tweet again. The White House said Trump did not hear the statement, but only noticed the enthusiasm of his followers.
Twitter had protested against racism and Police violence following the death of the African American Georg Floyd * in Minneapolis in late May a tweet from Trump with a Warning notice provided because the contribution against the ban of Glorification of violence violate the service. Trump had in the tweet about that Riots in Minneapolis wrote: “When looting begins, there is shooting” – “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”. (dpa / frs)* Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editors network.
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