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Twitter Deletes Trump Health Adviser Claim Masks Don’t Work

  • Scott Atlas tweet echoes Trump’s comments questioning mask use
  • Public health experts have said masks can stop virus’s spread
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Twitter Inc. blocked a tweet from a contrarian medical adviser to President Donald Trump which stated that wearing masks doesn’t help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

“Masks work? NO,” Scott Atlas said in a tweet removed Sunday by the social media site. The post, which linked to an article in the American Institute for Economic Research that argued against the effectiveness of masks, was in violation of the company’s rules against sharing false and harmful information, Twitter told CNN.