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Facebook RemovesTrump Post for False Coronavirus Claims – Deadline

UPDATED, 7:41 PM PT: Facebook removed one of Donald Trump’s posts on its platform on Wednesday and concluded that it contained a video in which the president spread misinformation about the coronavirus. Twitter also required a Trump campaign account to remove the video before it could tweet again. The posts included a clip from an interview with Fox News in …

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Derek Jeter blames the Corona virus outbreak in Miami Marlins for “false sense of security”.

MIAMI – Derek Jeter, CEO of Miami Marlins, attributed the team’s coronavirus outbreak to a collective sense of security that made players neglectful about social distancing and wearing masks. 21 members of the team’s travel group were infected, including at least 18 players. No one is seriously ill, Jeter said on Monday, and he expects everyone to return this season. …

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In Indonesia, false virus cures are being promoted by those who should know better

Initially, the Indonesian Minister of Agriculture promoted wearing a necklace with a eucalyptus potion to cure the coronavirus. In order not to be surpassed, the governor of Bali, a popular holiday island, urged his own means: inhale the steam of cooked arak, a traditional alcohol made from coconuts. So-called influencers and self-proclaimed experts have also pushed their own quacks and …

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“America’s Frontline Doctors”: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube scrub platforms for viral videos that make false coronavirus claims

The video, released by right-wing media company Breitbart News, showed a group of people in white lab coats called “America’s Frontline Doctors” who held a press conference at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. President Trump shared several versions of the video with his 84 million Twitter followers on Monday night, though the dubious claims go against his government’s …

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Senator Tom Cotton tries to clarify the comment on slavery and calls out “false news”.

Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Went on Twitter on Sunday to report “bad news” after criticism in a newspaper interview talking about the founding fathers and how they saw slavery as a “necessary evil”. Cotton was interviewed in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and talked about a sponsored bill trying to deny federal funding to schools that include the controversial 1619 New …

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Fact check: In his first corona virus briefing since April, Trump repeats a handful of classic false claims

Trump, who read from the prepared remarks, recognized a “worrying surge” in southern cases (he had previously dismissed the sharp surge as mere evidence of how many people were tested) and said the situation would worsen before it got worse improved (he had already claimed in June that the virus would die out). But Trump’s new tone, like the previous …

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Fact check: Trump’s Tulsa rally was littered with known false claims

In a speech that lasted more than an hour and forty minutes, Trump also claimed that burning the U.S. flag was illegal, claimed victory over a recent Supreme Court loss, and spent 10 minutes telling a story about going down one Ramp. Here’s a look at what Trump did wrong. Trump had a detailed discussion of his recent speech at …

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Harvard professor charged with making false statements about work in Wuhan

Charles Lieber, chair of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology department at Harvard University, will be released from the U.S. courthouse in Boston on January 30, 2020. Jonathan Wiggs | The Boston Globe via Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced charges against a Harvard professor after he allegedly made false statements to the federal authorities about his work …

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