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If you were already unsure what to believe about the pandemic, the water just got a lot muddier.
A tweet from Donald Trump Jr. calling attention to a number of frontline doctors in Washington dispelling misinformation about the coronavirus has been removed by Twitter.
The tweet linked to a video that has been viewed by millions of viewers before Big Tech moved to scrub it off the internet — both Facebook and YouTube took down the video, while Twitter was more selective in what was being censored.
Twitter also deleted a couple of tweets on the matter retweeted by President Donald Trump.
A group of frontline doctors in town to attend a “White Coat Summit” taking place Monday and Tuesday held a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, and touted the benefits of using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.
The video features Dr. Stella Immanuel, a West African born and trained physician who practices in Houston. Immanuel said she has had 100% success in treating over 350 patients, to include high risk patients, with hydroxychloroquine, Zithromax and zinc — which she called a “cure” for the virus, saying “nobody needs to die.”
Dr. Stella Immanuel talks about her experience treating COVID-19 patients with Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, and Zithromax.
“You want a double blinded study where people are dying? It’s unethical.” pic.twitter.com/TYQjn7EKMH
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 27, 2020
She also insisted that hydroxychloroquine works as a preventive measure against coronavirus.
“So if some fake science, some person sponsored by all these fake pharma companies comes out says, ‘Oh, we’ve done studies and they found out that it doesn’t work,’ I can tell you categorically it’s fake science,” Immanuel said.
The full press conference can be seen on Breitbart News.
In fact, she posted a video challenging Dr. Anthony Fauci, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to submit a urine sample to prove they are not taking the drug.
I double dog dare y’all give me a urine sample. pic.twitter.com/Xe0U09W9Pl
— Stella Immanuel MD (@stella_immanuel) July 27, 2020
The summit was held to “create the opportunity for frontline doctors to talk directly to the American people,” according to a website representing the group.
The doctors are part of the organization America’s Frontline Doctors, founded by Dr. Simone Gold, a board-certified physician and attorney.
Their website also states: “If Americans continue to let so-called experts and media personalities make their decisions, the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, will cease.”
Social media users who follow the link to Trump Jr’s tweet land on a blank page with this message: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”
His tweet is seen here:
Facebook acknowledged that they deleted the video, claiming it was “sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19,” as explained by Andy Stone, policy communications manager at the company.
Yes, we removed it for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) July 28, 2020
Stone also said that users were being directed to information on “myths debunked by the WHO.”
Also, one other thing to note. We’re showing messages in News Feed to people who have reacted to, commented on or shared harmful COVID-19-related misinformation that we have removed, connecting them to myths debunked by the WHO.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) July 28, 2020
According to a tweet from Dr. Immanuel, Facebook also took down her page on the platform.
“You are not bigger that God. I promise you,” she wrote, calling on the social media platform to put her page back up, along with the videos.
Hello Facebook put back my profile page and videos up or your computers with start crashing till you do. You are not bigger that God. I promise you. If my page is not back up face book will be down in Jesus name.
— Stella Immanuel MD (@stella_immanuel) July 28, 2020
Twitter also went to great lengths to call attention to the World Health Organization denouncing the drug, as well as the FDA revoking emergency use authorization last month.
Meanwhile, in a tweet that has yet to be scrubbed, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani tweeted: #Hydroxychloroquineworks is now proven conclusively. It should be used consistently to reduce the already declining mortality rate of Covid-19. Those who suppressed its use are directly responsible for deaths that could have been avoided.”
#Hydroxychloroquineworks is now proven conclusively.
It should be used consistently to reduce the already declining mortality rate of Covid-19.
Those who suppressed its use are directly responsible for deaths that could have been avoided.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) July 28, 2020
Actress Kirstie Alley had a perfect solution to the dilemma, a debate between Fauci and the doctors featured on cable news, and America’s Frontline Doctors.
Now that would be must see TV!
Love to see a debate between TV Drs, Fauci and these FRONTLINE Drs.. C’mon let’s do this! What network is brave enough to air a debate like this? https://t.co/V1w3o8E2Is
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) July 28, 2020
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