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Twitter Takes Down Tweet from Trump Covid Adviser Scott Atlas Saying ‘Masks Work? NO’

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Twitter has removed a tweet from White House coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas for violating its policy on sharing false or misleading information.

Atlas posted a tweet questioning widespread mask use — something that has been emphasized and encouraged by other health experts and even other White House officials — that started by saying, “Masks work? NO.”

Per CNN’s reporting, Atlas’ tweet was removed because “the policy Atlas violated prohibits sharing false or misleading content related to Covid-19 that could lead to harm.”

Atlas was immediately called out for the tweet before it was taken down:

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