Twitter removes tweet shared by Trump with fake coronavirus statistics

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Washington – Twitter deleted a tweet President Trump shared on Sunday that contained false information about coronavirus statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the company claiming it was breaking its rules.The tweet was originally posted by Twitter user “Mel Q”, a supporter of QAnon’s baseless conspiracy theory, and retweeted by Mr. Trump on Sunday. The post claimed that the CDC “has quietly updated the Covid number” to show that a small fraction of all deaths – 6% – from the coronavirus were “in fact” the result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The vast majority of deaths, the post said, were due to “other serious illnesses.”

The tweet was deleted and a message from Twitter said it “is no longer available because it breaks Twitter rules.”

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