A minimal of 4 people who tried to debunk coronavirus misinformation that President Donald Trump acknowledged in a Fox & Associates interview had been locked out of their Twitter accounts after they tweeted Trump’s phrases. Throughout the Wednesday interview, the president acknowledged children are “nearly immune” to the virus — which is false.
“That’s nuts, @TwitterSupport,” tweeted Aaron Rupar, an editor at Vox, who was one in all many people Twitter locked out. “My account was locked for quoting and fact-checking Trump, and I was pressured to delete this tweet. Why am I getting punished for shining a light-weight on the president’s falsehoods?”
Completely different of us complained that that they had been locked out too.
A Twitter spokesperson did not comment to BuzzFeed Details about why the company locked these accounts.
On Wednesday, Twitter hid the video of the Fox Data interview on the Trump advertising and marketing marketing campaign’s official account and did not allow it to tweet until it was taken down for violating the company’s COVID-19 misinformation pointers. (Fb moreover eradicated the video from Trump’s official internet web page on the platform.)
Whatever the movement this week, Twitter hasn’t been according to implementing these pointers. A tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk from March claiming that “kids are primarily immune [to the coronavirus]” stays to be up.
A Twitter spokesperson did not reply to a BuzzFeed Data query about Musk’s tweet.