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Twitter erases Trump tweet

For US President Donald Trump, Twitter is usually the medium of his choice to get political messages to the people. The short message service has now removed a post from him in which he distributed a video with highly controversial information about the corona pandemic. "Tweets with the video violate our policy on misinformation about COVID-19," said Twitter.

In the video, a Dr. Stella Immanuel, having successfully treated 350 corona patients with, among other things, the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. The US drug regulatory authority withdrew approval for the drug last month after several critical studies. Trump, on the other hand, repeatedly promoted hydroxychloroquine and said he was taking the drug himself.

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The online network Facebook had previously deleted the controversial film - according to the Washington Post, it had previously been viewed by more than 14 million people. In the video, doctors also emphasize that wearing face masks is not necessary in the fight against the pandemic.

"Completely Unacceptable"

Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Junior also shared the video on Twitter. In response, the service restricted the presidential son's user account for twelve hours. A Trump Jr. spokesman called Twitter's actions "totally unacceptable."

Trump Sr. also shared a message that US disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci is under attack: The prominent member of the coronavirus crisis team in the White House had "misled the public on many topics" during the pandemic, including hydroxychloroquine, the tweet said.

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Trump and his entourage have tried repeatedly in the past few weeks to undermine Fauci's credibility. The head of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases is held in high regard by the general public. However, with statements about the dangers of the corona virus, he incurred the president's displeasure.

wa / pgr (afp, rtr, dpa)