Twitter removed a tweet from a top White House coronavirus adviser, saying that, contrary to official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, masks don’t prevent the spread of the virus.
On Saturday, Dr. Scott Atlas tweeted that evidence showed masks don’t work, according to NBC News. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance in April urging Americans to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of coronavirus after weeks of recommending the opposite.
“Masks work? NO: LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes, UK, Spain, Israel,” Atlas’ deleted tweet said, according to NBC News.
He continued, “WHO:’widesprd use not supported’ + many harms; Heneghan/Oxf CEBM:’ despite decades, considerble uncertainty re value’; CDC rvw May: ‘no sig red’n in inflnz transm’n’; learn why.”
A link to Atlas’ tweet now includes a link to Twitter’s enforcement policies. (RELATED: Big Tech Censors Content That Counters The WHO,