Twitter has banned Donald Trump Jr. from tweeting and claims he shared "potentially harmful information" after posting a link on Monday night to a doctor's viral video that claimed hydroxychloroquine was a "cure" for corona viruses, and called it "must".
His father also posted a link to the video via a retweet, but was not blocked from his account. Twitter has not explained the discrepancy.
"We temporarily restricted some of your account functions," said the Twitter message to the president's eldest son. It will be valid for 12 hours.
& # 39; We have found that this account violates Twitter rules. Especially for: 1. Violation of the Guideline on the Distribution of Misleading and Potentially Harmful Information Related to COVID-19, ”he continued.
Andrew Surabian, a spokesman for Don Jr., posted a picture of the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday morning, complaining: "Big tech is the biggest threat to freedom of expression in America today and they continue to participate in open electoral disruptions – period. & # 39;
The ban comes as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, prepare to testify before the house's Justice Committee on Wednesday.
The hearing will focus on large technology companies and possible antitrust violations in the industry.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is out of the ordinary for Wednesday's hearing.
While Don Jr.'s account is in this restricted state, he can still send direct messages to the platform and surf the Twitter.
However, he won't be able to tweet, retweet, follow new accounts, or like others' tweets.
President Donald Trump posted two Dr. Stella retweeted Immanuel's speech, in which dubious claims were made that the antimalarial drug had successfully cured people of the virus.
Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter account was restricted after posting a video of a doctor claiming that hydroxychloroquine cures the coronavirus
The spokesman for the president's eldest son, Andrew Surabian, announced the ban announcement, saying, "Big tech is the biggest threat to freedom of expression in America."
Dr.'s video Stella Immanuel, who delivered a speech in front of the Capitol, went viral on Monday when President Donald Trump and Don Jr. released it to their accounts – but the video was removed from Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube
Don Jr. called the video a "must"
Trump retweeted two videos of Immanuel speaking to other American Frontline Doctors – but the clip was removed from Twitter both times, alleging a violation of the platform's coronavirus misinformation policy
Immanuel urged the social media platforms to republish the video, claiming God would crash Facebooks if they didn't stick to them
WHY NOT STUDY HYDROXY
Numerous large, credible controlled trials, including the 1,542 UK RECOVERY study and an NIH study, have shown that the drug is of no benefit compared to patients who only received supportive measures such as oxygen.
Following the RECOVERY study, the WHO canceled the hydroxychloroquine arm of its international SOLIDARITY study with several potential coronavirus treatments on June 17.
It came just a few days after the FDA revoked its emergency approval for the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. The agency had also previously issued a warning that the drug could cause dangerous arrhythmias.
On July 2, researchers at the Henry Ford Health System published a study on hydroxychloroquine to treat coronaviruses that the White House noticed.
The main finding from the study was that mortality rates in patients treated with the controversial antimalarial drug were 50 percent lower. However, the Detroit study was conducted in a way that is far from the FDA's “gold standard” for conclusive research.
The study of whether a drug works is usually done as a randomized controlled trial. In this type of study, patients are assigned either the drug to be tested or a placebo. Neither doctors nor patients know who got them until the study ends.
The Detroit study was neither randomized nor controlled.
It was an observation, which meant that the researchers simply compared data from 2,541 COVID-19 patients who received all types of treatments.
These types of studies are typically used to decide which drugs should be gold-tested, not which gold-standard treatment.
In the simplest sense, those who received hydroxychloroquine were less likely to die – but they were also more likely to be given steroids, medications that many studies suspect are effective against the inflammation that kills many coronavirus patients.
While Don Jr. and his spokesman described Twitter as blocking the use of Twitter, the social media platform made it clear in a statement on Tuesday: "We have not blocked the account."
"The directly shared screenshot says that Twitter requested that the tweet be deleted because it violated our rules and that we would restrict some account functions for 12 hours," said a Twitter spokesman.
Surabian said he would not accept this statement.
"If the functions are" temporarily restricted ", the ability to twitter and retweet, what would you call that?" He tweeted in response to Twitter's testimony. "Anyone with a functioning brain would call it a suspension, despite the BS puns @Twitter is playing here."
Videos of Immanuel's Friday speech delivered outside the Capitol building went viral on Monday – but were removed on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube to provide misleading information.
The Houston pediatrician asked the social media platforms to re-upload their videos, claiming God would crash their computers if they didn't republish their speech.
& # 39; Hello Facebook, restore my profile page and videos or your computers will crash until you do. You are no bigger than God. I promise you. If my page is not secured, the Facebook book will appear in Jesus' name, ”said Immanuel in an incorrect tweet on Monday evening.
While Immanuel has been hugged by Trump and his followers, the doctor and minister of religion has made some fancy medical claims in the past.
She has often claimed that gynecological problems such as cysts and endometriosis are actually caused by people who dream of dealing with demons and witches.
Immanuel also claims that scientists are working on a vaccine to prevent people from being born religious, and claims that foreign DNA is used in modern medical treatments.
Donald Trump Jr. described Immanuel's viral Friday speech as a "must" because he posted a link on his Twitter page, which restricted his account access from Twitter.
President Trump often complained that there are prejudices against conservative voices on social media.
"Twitter, which Don Jr. suspends for sharing a viral video from doctors discussing their views on hydroxychloroquine, is further evidence that Big Tech intends to kill free speech online, and another example of it Elections are committed to suppress Republican votes, "said Don Jr. Surabian spokesman said in a statement to the incident.
"While there is indeed much controversy in the medical community about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of coronaviruses, studies have been reported from" mainstream "sales outlets such as CNN suggesting that it is actually an effective treatment." , he continued. "Those who pretend otherwise are lying for political reasons."
"(I) It's not pale for Twitter to silence someone because they share the views of medical professionals who happen to disagree with their anti-hydroxychloroquine story," Surabian concluded.
Earlier this summer, President Trump also received his first blue exclamation mark when Twitter described two of his tweets as “misleading,” claiming there were more cases of postal fraud election fraud.
Another of Trump's tweets was hidden, prompting to reveal the content, this summer after he threatened "violence" to demonstrators in the Seattle Autonomous Region.
"There will never be an autonomous zone" in Washington, DC as long as I am your president, "Trump tweeted at the time, referring to an area occupied by demonstrators." If they try, they will do so with serious violence met!"
Dr. Anthony Fauci also rejected Trump's Twitter rant on Monday night on Tuesday morning, making his contribution to Dr. Immanuel's speech and criticism of Fauci included.
"I don't know how to go about it," the nation's best immunologist told Good Morning America about the President's tweet storm. "I will definitely continue my work."
"I, you know, I don't tweet, I don't – I don't even read them," said 79-year-old Fauci to George Stephanopoulos, ABC News presenter. "So I don't really want to go there."
Trump went on Twitter madness Monday night, including retweets from posts alleging that Fauci lied to the country about hydroxychloroquine, which the president revealed as a preventative measure to keep him from getting coronavirus.
Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, pushed back Tuesday morning: "I have under no circumstances misled the American public."
Big Tech's CEOs, Facebook Mark Zuckerberg (top left), Jeff Bezos from Amazon (top right), Tim Cook from Apple (bottom left) and Sundar Pichai from Google's parent company Alphabet, will hear antitrust statements on Wednesday before the House Justice Committee
However, Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey will not appear on Capitol Hill on Wednesday
Trump also posted a retweet on Monday, alleging that Fauci was misleading the country by rejecting the drug, which the president advertised, and instead advocating Remdesivir
Dr. Anthony Fauci rejected it on Tuesday morning, claiming that he was not twittering or reading the President's posts. "I don't know how to go about it," said Fauci
The president's Twitter storm included the republication of videos of a doctor claiming the antimalarial drug was a "cure" for COVID-19.
However, some of the tweets he shared with his 84 million followers were removed from Twitter, citing misinformation regulations.
The President's insistence that the drug work is from the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for the control and regulation of all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines. Hydroxychloroquine is "incredibly effective" in treating the virus.
"I will just continue my work no matter what comes out because I think it is very important," said Fauci on Tuesday. “We are in the midst of an epidemic crisis – a pandemic. That is what I do, that is what I have trained for my entire professional life and I will continue to do it. & # 39;
Fauci has advised six presidents since joining the National Institute of Health in 1984.
In Trump's Twitter Spree, he shared a post that claims Fauci is leading the country in the wrong direction by refusing to help hydroxychloroquine fight the virus.
Trump has advertised the drug many times and used it repeatedly as a therapeutic treatment, despite the FDA warning that the drug has harmful side effects and revoked an emergency approval for use in the treatment of coronavirus in June.
& # 39; DR. Fauci has misled the American public on many issues, but especially regarding the dismissal of #Hydroxychloroquin and the designation of Remdesivir as the new gold standard, ”the retweet said.
Fauci, once a fixture on the podium of the White House briefing room at the start of the pandemic, has not yet been invited to Trump's newly launched Task Force briefings.
Trump got into a Twitter frenzy Monday night, posting posts to his 84 million followers praising hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, only that some posts were removed
Trump retweeted a number of posts on Monday night to support the controversial drug, although scientific and medical tests show that it isn't helpful in fighting the virus
Meet Trump's new favorite doctor, Dr. Stella Immanuel, a homophobic preacher who uses "alien DNA" as a cure, blames witchcraft for disease, and says hydroxychloroquine can stop Covid 19
A Texas-based doctor whose statements about the use of hydroxychloroquine to cure COVID-19 have been retweeted by Donald Trump has a long history of supporting conspiracy theories.
Dr. Stella Immanuel, 55, became famous on Monday when the President retweeted a video of her appearing in Washington DC to campaign for Congress.
In the video, which has since been removed from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, she advertises the discredited coronavirus drug hydroxychloroquine.
She attacked "false doctors" who questioned the effectiveness of the drug, claiming it was a "cure," adding, "You don't need a mask."
Stella Immanuel became famous in a video promoting a discredited COVID-19 cure
Donald Trump tweeted her video on Monday night before it was removed from social media
"If a fake science comes out and says we did some studies and they found it didn't work, I can categorically tell you it was fake science," she said.
“I would like to know who carried out this study and who is behind it. Because under no circumstances can I treat and count 350 patients and nobody is dead. & # 39;
She said she treated patients with hydroxychloroquine with zinc and the antibiotic Zithromax.
Donald Trump Jr. was also impressed with her speech and found on Twitter that this was a must.
Immanuel, who runs the Fire Power Ministries in a mall next to their Houston clinic, was born in Cameroon and completed her medical education in Nigeria, The Daily Beast reported.
On her Facebook page, she describes herself as: "Doctor, author, speaker, entrepreneur, minister of liberation, God's battle ax and weapon of war."
The Church's "Beliefs" section of their website, which has since been discontinued, states that it is against "unmarried couples, homosexuality, bestiality, polygamy, etc." Heavy reported.
Stella Immanuel has headed the Fire Power Ministries in Houston, Texas since 2002
Immanuel preaches sermons on homosexuality, aliens and vaccine conspiracy theories
One sentence in the profile reads: "Her attitude towards demonic forces has been described as breakneck, as a warrior to the core."
Immanuel is also a "wealth transfer coach" and believes, "You can be saved, anointed, branded and also rich".
As the mother of three daughters, Immanuel is said to have studied medicine in Nigeria between 1984 and 1990.
In November 1998, Immanuel started working as a pediatrician in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Since October 2019, she has been a doctor at the Rehoboth Medical Center in Katy, west of Houston, Texas.
The 55-year-old was born in Cameroon
According to state records, she received a Texas medical license eight months ago in November.
A Nigerian website, PM News, reported that Immanuel was on a pediatric stay in the Bronx Lebanon in New York. It was unclear when.
Then she practiced with Dr. Babatunde Dosu, a Dallas-based Nigerian pediatrician.
It was also stated to have medical licenses in Texas, Louisiana, and Kentucky.
Immanuel founded the Church in 2002 and delivered sermons attacking progressive values and promoting conspiracy theories, including "the gay agenda, secular humanism, Illuminati, and the demonic New World Order".
She has claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are actually caused by people who have sex with demons and witches in their dreams.
She claims that foreign DNA is currently used in medical treatments and says, "They use all types of DNA, even foreign DNA, to treat people."
In a 2015 sermon, she explained that the Illuminati are promoting a plan developed by a "witch" to destroy the world through abortion, gay marriage, and children's toys.
Immanuel claims that the Magic 8-Ball toy is a plan to get children used to witchcraft. "The 8-ball was a clairvoyant," she said.
Immanuel describes himself on Facebook as: "Doctor, author, speaker, entrepreneur, minister of liberation, God's battle ax and weapon of war."
"There are people who rule this nation who are not even human," said Immanuel, before starting a conversation with a "reptilian spirit" that she described as "half human, half ET".
In another 2015 sermon, she said that scientists have plans to incorporate microchips into people and develop a “vaccine” that makes it impossible to become religious.
"You found the gene in someone's head that makes you religious so they can vaccinate against it," said Immanuel.
Immanuel warned that the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana was a gateway to evil because her character had an "alter ego". She has claimed that schools teach children to meditate so that they can meet with demons.
She also insists that "children must be flogged".
The doctor warned her herd that same-sex marriage meant that "very soon people will try to marry children".
She accused gay Americans of practicing "homosexual terrorism" and praised a father's decision not to love his transgender son after a sex change.
"You know the crazy part?" Said Immanuel.
& # 39; The little girl demands that he still have to love her. "Really?" You won't get it from me, I would say & # 39; little girl when you come back to be a little girl again, but you talk – now I'm gone. & # 39; & # 39;
Trump and Fauci have often considered how to respond to the health crisis, and finally the President has excluded the country's best immunologist from the press conferences.
There were reports of tension between the two, and Fauci was able to physically withdraw from some of the President's statements – including grins and facial palms.
The president has come under the heat of coping with the coronavirus crisis and has been trying to improve his reputation in recent weeks by holding single coronavirus briefings, canceling some campaign events, and wearing a mask in public.
As of Tuesday morning, the number of confirmed cases in the United States is nearly 4.3 million and the death toll has exceeded 148,000.
At the same time, Trump, whose polls are bleak to deal with the crisis, was again preaching about the benefits of the drug, which he is known to have taken for two weeks earlier this summer as a preventative measure.
The World Health Organization stopped its hydroxychloroquine trial in May. The National Institutes for Health also canceled their study in June after finding that it did not benefit the patients examined.
Trump posted a video of Dr. Stella Immanuel retweeted claiming that hydroxychloroquine was working against the virus.
The video was released by right-wing media company Breitbart News and featured Immanuel and others who called themselves "America & # 39; s Frontline Doctors" and held a press conference at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on Friday.
She struck "fake doctors" who doubt the drug's effectiveness, claiming it was a "cure," adding, "You don't need a mask."
"If a fake science comes out and says we did some studies and they found it didn't work, I can categorically tell you that it was fake science," she said.
“I would like to know who carried out this study and who is behind it. Because there is no way I can treat and count 350 patients and nobody is dead, ”she said, allegedly treating patients with hydroxychloroquine with zinc and Zithromax.
However, your claims contradict the extensive tests that have been carried out on the drug.
The video of her fiery speech was shared on Twitter, where it received over 14 million views on Monday, partly due to the advertising of right-wing extremist news organizations, but Twitter later discontinued it.
Facebook and YouTube also started to watch videos of their claims, claiming they were spreading misinformation about the pandemic.
CNN's Oliver Darcy went to Twitter to highlight Trump's controversial posts: "Videos that Trump shared are no longer available."
"While Twitter is reviewing the video, it is worth noting that various versions of it have received hundreds of thousands of views on this platform and more than one has been retweeted to the public by the President of the United States," he added.
In May, the World Health Organization stopped its hydroxychloroquine trial. The National Institutes for Health also canceled their study in June after finding that it did not benefit the patients examined
Trump has often promoted hydroxychloroquine as a therapeutic treatment for coronavirus and has been taking the drug for two weeks as a preventative measure this summer, despite the Federal Drug Administration warning that the drug has harmful side effects
Die Zahl der bestätigten Fälle von Coronavirus in den USA liegt in den USA bei fast 4,3 Millionen, da die Zahl der Todesopfer am Dienstagmorgen 148.000 überschritten hat
Twitter hat es später wegen seiner COVID-19-Fehlinformationspolitik abgeschafft.
Ähnliche Videos von Immanuels Rede wurden am Montag auf Facebook geteilt.
Laut Crowdtangle, einem Datenanalyseunternehmen von Facebook, wurde es mit mehr als 14 Millionen Views und fast 600.000 Shares zu einem der leistungsstärksten Posts auf Facebook, bevor es am Montagabend wegen Werbung für Fehlinformationen abgeschaltet wurde.
Ein Facebook-Sprecher sagte gegenüber CNN zum Entfernen des Clips: "Wir haben dieses Video entfernt, um falsche Informationen über Heilmittel und Behandlungen für COVID-19 auszutauschen."
Der Sprecher fügte hinzu, Facebook zeige "Nachrichten im Newsfeed an Personen, die auf von uns entfernte schädliche COVID-19-bezogene Fehlinformationen reagiert, diese kommentiert oder geteilt haben, und verbinde sie mit Mythen, die von der WHO entlarvt wurden."
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