#parents | #teensvaping | Twitter temporarily suspends Rudy Giuliani for sharing coronavirus ‘misinformation’

Twitter temporarily suspended the account of President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for sharing false information about a potential treatment for the coronavirus.
Giuliani’s tweet, which he posted on Friday, was a quote from Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk about the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which Trump has touted as a potential remedy for the COVID-19 virus but requires more testing.
“Hydroxychloroquine has been shown to have a 100% effective rate treating COVID-19. Yet Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is threatening doctors who prescribe it. If Trump is for something- Democrats are against it. They’re okay with people dying if it means opposing Trump,” the former New York City mayor wrote.
A Twitter representative told CNN that the verified accounts for Giuliani and Kirk were “temporarily locked for violating the Twitter Rules regarding COVID-19 misinformation.”
The guidelines, which were updated as recently as Friday, forbid the “description of harmful treatments or protection measures which are known to be ineffective, do not apply to COVID-19, or are being shared out of context to mislead people, even if made in jest, such as ‘drinking bleach and ingesting colloidal silver will cure COVID-19.’”
Trump and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have criticized one another’s response to the pandemic while accusing the other of poor leadership during the crisis.
The Food and Drug Administration issued a limited emergency-use authorization over the weekend for hydroxychloroquine sulfate and chloroquine phosphate, which will allow both drugs “to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible.”




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