Twitter Removes White House Adviser’s Tweet Saying Masks Do Not Prevent COVID-19
#Twitter has removed a tweet from White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas that claimed masks don’t work to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“Masks work? NO,” Atlas had tweeted Saturday, followed by misrepresentations of the science behind the effectiveness of masks in battling the coronavirus pandemic. Atlas also shared a link to an article in The American Institute for Economic Research that argues against the effectiveness of masks.
In an email to Newsweek, Atlas said he didn’t understand why Twitter had deleted his tweet, which included abbreviated citations of multiple sources, some months old, on the effectiveness of widespread mask wearing. “Twitter seems to be censoring the science if it goes against their own goals of public indoctrination,” Atlas said.
Atlas added that he “specifically and immediately” had clarified in another tweet that the correct policy was “use masks when one cannot socially distance.”